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Murray Up Next for Canada’s Milos Raonic

It’s been a storybook tournament for Milos Raonic and Canadian tennis in general as the No. 13 seed became the first ever Canadian to reach the men’s semifinal of the Australian Open. Raonic still has a lot of work to do if he is to reach the final as No. 2 Andy Murray awaits.

In moneyline markets at online shop Bovada, Murray is -275 while Raonic is sitting at +220. OVER 3.5 sets is -200 while UNDER is presently +160.

Raonic has defeated No. 21 Viktor Troicki, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka and No. 23 Gael Monfils in the last three rounds. Through five matches down under, the Canadian has tallied 84 aces – second only to John Isner (who put up 119 in four matches) while he has dominated first serve points, recording 270 points won of 326 chances (83 percent).

Murray has won two Grand Slam titles in his career (2012 US Open, 2013 Wimbledon) and defeated No. 8 David Ferrer in four sets in his quarterfinal contest. He is vying for his fifth trip to the Australian Open final, finishing as the runner up in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

The two have played six times throughout their careers with each winning three times (there were a pair of walkovers in 2012). Murray has actually had the edge in recent meetings as he has won the last two. Raonic’s last victory against Murray came at Indian Wells in 2014 via a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 performance. They have a little history at Grand Slam events, with Murray winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the Round of 16 at the 2012 US Open.

Both players have been playing great tennis in Melbourne and we can expect that to continue in what promises to be a highly-entertaining semifinal.