Milos Raonic advances to semifinals at Australian Open tune-up
Canadian will meet Australia's Bernard Tomic
Canadian Milos Raonic is on his way to the semifinals at the Brisbane International after a straight sets win over France's Lucas Pouille on Friday.
The 25-year-old Raonic, who is currently ranked 14th in the world, toppled Pouille in quarter-final play 6-4, 6-4.
Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., won 93 per cent of his first-serve points on the hard court, compared to just 77 per cent for the 21-year-old Pouille, and will face Australia's Bernard Tomic, who downed Japan's Kei Nishikori in their quarter-final match.
Raonic reached the finals in last year's competition, but fell to Swiss star Roger Federer in the championship match.
The Brisbane International is an ATP World Tour tune-up for the upcoming Australian Open.