He’s done it.
Milos Raonic defeated 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to advance to his first Grand Slam final. With the win, Raonic becomes the first Canadian man to play for the Wimbledon title in singles.
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The Thornhill, Ontario resident topped Federer in a three hour and 25-minute display of phenomenal tennis. Raonic launched 23 aces and his fastest serve of the contest registered at an impressive 144 km/h. The victory improves Raonic’s record over the seven-time All England Club champ to 3-9, with two of those wins coming this year. In January, Raonic defeated the Swiss star in the Brisbane final.
Now, Canada’s top-ranked singles player moves on to face the winner of the other semifinal between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. Second-seeded Andy Murray captured his first and only Wimbledon title back in 2013, and has the crowd behind him as he attempts to join Raonic in Sunday’s championship match. Follow @tenniscanada for further updates.