Lopez Defeats Milos Raonic to Reach the Rogers Cup Semifinals

Feliciano López is the last Latino standing at the Rogers Cup

The 32-year-old Spanish tennis player downed Canada’s Milos Raonic in Friday’s heated quarterfinal match, winning 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

Feliciano Lopez

The unseeded Lopez broke the home favorite to love to secure the lone break in the first set, but squandered two mini-break leads in the second-set tiebreaker to keep alive Raonic’s bid for a second consecutive Rogers Cup semi-final.

The left-handed Lopez stayed with Raonic in the decider, saving the only nine break points he faced in the match while serving at 2-all.

This week, the World No. 25 has saved 27 of 29 break points faced.

He would later break the Raonic serve to go up 5-3 before comfortably holding to close out victory in one hour and 57 minutes.

He’ll next face Roger Federer in the semifinals, after the former World No. 1 defeated Lopez’s compatriot David Ferrer in three sets.

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