October 07, 2016 - 11:24 AM
BEIJING - Canada's Milos Raonic has advanced to the semifinals of the China Open.
The hard-serving player from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-4.
His semifinal opponent will be Grigor Dimtrov, who upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.
Andy Murray also advanced to the semifinals, beating fellow Brit Kyle Edmund 7-6 (9), 6-2.
The top-seeded Murray hit 12 aces and saved three of four break points to set up a semifinal against David Ferrer. The fifth-seeded Spaniard beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5.
Murray trailed 5-2 in the tiebreak and saved a set point at 6-5 before finally converting his fifth opportunity to claim the first set.
Edmund broke for a 2-0 lead in the second set, but Murray went on a six-game run to win.
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