Milos Raonic withdraws, Jannik Sinner in semifinals in Rotterdam

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Milos Raonic withdraws, Jannik Sinner in semifinals in Rotterdam

In the’last quarterfinal of the Rotterdam ATP 500, Jannik Sinner, world No. 4 and No. 1 seed, benefited from the withdrawal of Canadian Milos Raonic, who is ranked No. 309 but was also No. 3, at 7-6 1-1 in favor of the South Tyrolean.

Raonic had a great serve, as fans know, and held the first two rounds to zero, Sinner però breached him in the fifth game but in turn lost the serve soon after. During the seventh game, the North American suffers a problem with his right leg and calls a medical timeout.

Raonic still manages to resume play and at 5-4 he even has two set points but Jannik cancels them and the first set is decided at the tie-break, which is won by Sinner 7-4. After holding serve in the second game of the second set Raonic is unable to continue and thus has to raise the white flag due to yet another physical problem in his troubled career.

Sinner thus lands in the semifinals where tomorrow, after his challenge with Botic Van De Zandschulp in the first round, he will face another Dutch home favorite, Tallon Griekspoor, world number 29, who today beat Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 7-6.

The’other semifinal will be played by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, number 6 seedine, 7-6 3-6 6-4 to Kazakhstan’s Alexander Shevchenko, and Australian Alex De Minaur, number 5 on the scoreboard, 7-6 4-6 6-3 to the number 2 seed, Russia’s Andrey Rublev.

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