Milos Raonic advances to semifinals at Australian Open tune-up

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.

Canadian will meet Australia's Bernard Tomic

Raonic defeated France's Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 0:21

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.

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