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Tennis: Raonic topples Murray, reaches Indian Wells quarters

Published on Mar 13, 2014 5:20 AM

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) - Big serving Canadian Milos Raonic powered past fifth-seeded Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters.

Raonic, playing his first tournament since suffering a left ankle injury at the Australian Open, peppered Murray with 15 aces in the two-hour, nine minute encounter, and sealed it with a forehand winner as he served out the victory with a love game.

Murray, a former world number two who claimed his second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last year, has yet to reach a final since having back surgery in September.

In the quarter-finals, Raonic will play Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Italian Fabio Fognini.

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