Tennis: Raonic ends Kecmanovic's dream run, reaches Indian Wells semis

Raonic celebrates defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.
Raonic celebrates defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.PHOTO: ZUMA WIRE/DPA

INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) - Canada's Milos Raonic ended lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic's dream run at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Thursday (March 14), beating the Serbian teen 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.

Raonic, ranked 14th in the world, fired 13 aces and broke Kecmanovic once in each set to earn the wind on a breezy stadium court.

He will face either eighth-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiem or France's world number 19 Gael Monfils for a place in the final.

Kecmanovic, who gained entry to the draw after 5th-seeded Kevin Anderson withdrew was the first lucky loser to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells since the tournament served as the inaugural ATP Masters 1000 event in 1990.

Now the 19-year-old will regroup and prepare for the Miami Masters, which has given him a wild card invitation.