Pouille seals spot in last 4 of Australian Open with 4-set victory vs Raonic

Melbourne: Frances Lucas Pouille defeated Canadas Milos Raonic 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 here on Wednesday to move on to the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

The 28th seed produced a brilliant display to overcome the world No. 17 and advance to his first grand slam semi-final, reports Efe news.

Pouille built his surprise win on a strong return game, minimizing the damage caused by Raonic's huge serve which gave the Canadian 25 aces to the Frenchman's 14.

"I'm very happy, I knew it would be a really tough match," Pouille said on court after the game. 

"I think I did really great on the return and I kept my serve almost all the match," he added.

The world No. 31 will face either No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia or Japan's 8th seed Kei Nishikori.

 

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