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Australian Open 2020, Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic Highlights: Djokovic wins in 3 sets to advance into semis

Australian Open 2020, Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic Tennis: Novak Djokovic meets Roger Federer in the semi-finals of Australian Open 2020.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 28, 2020 5:23:13 pm
Australian Open 2020: Djokovic defeated Raonic in three sets.

Australian Open 2020, Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic Tennis: Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic defeated Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2020 to set up a semi-final with Roger Federer. The Serbian looked in fine touch as he won 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (1).

Djokovic extended his career record against the big-serving Canadian to 10-0, despite having issues with his contact lenses in the third set. Raonic has been plagued by injuries throughout his career but has found success in Melbourne, reaching the semi-finals in 2016 and the quarters three other times, including last year.

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Australian Open 2020, Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic Highlights:

17:15 (IST)28 Jan 2020
Novak Djokovic wins

Novak Djokovic defeats Milos Raonic 6-4 6-3 7-6(1) to reach the semis. He is now through to the semi-finals where he will meet Roger Federer for the 50th time.

17:08 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 6-6 Raonic

So now the third set will be decided by a tiebreak. Djokovic leads Raonic 6-1 in tiebreaks.

16:55 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 5-5 Raonic

Djokovic has lost some of his focus and that has allowed Raonic to come back. But at 30-30, two points away from being forced to a fourth set, he slipped in a perfect sliding ace.

16:49 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic is facing a problem

Djokovic is struggling with his contacts and can’t see well in the middle of a match. He is still shaking his head towards his team. He is now using some eye drops provided by the trainer.

16:44 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 4-5 Raonic

15th ace of the match from Raonic and he holds for 5-4 in the third set. Prior to this Djokovic took a break to change his contact lens break. “I can’t see,” says Djokovic.

16:41 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 4-4 Raonic

The third set is evenly tied at 4-4 but Djokovic has taken a break for a few minutes, claiming that he's unable to see. The Serbian goes off-court to change his contact lens, while Raonic vents his frustration to the chair umpire. 

16:33 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 3-3 Raonic

Raonic has got a couple of chances on Djokovic's service games and has stretched him too but has not been able to make those opportunities count. We are on serve in the third set of this men's singles quarter-final. Djokovic leads Raonic 6-4, 6-3, 3-3*

16:26 (IST)28 Jan 2020
3rd SET: Djokovic 2-3 Raonic

Raonic has not played bad as the scoreline suggests but it's always difficult when you're up against Djokovic. After losing two and winning two games in the third set, the Canadian produces a fine, in fact, his first love hold of the match. This set has so far been all about him as he is connecting the serves and volleys, the way he would have wanted. But the real question is, can Raonic keep up the momentum?     

16:04 (IST)28 Jan 2020
2nd SET: Djokovic 6-3 Raonic

Novak Djokovic is another step closer to victory, is a set away from semifinal showdown against Roger Federer. Djokovic leads Milos Raonic, 6-4, 6-3. Only six unforced errors by Djokovic, who is showing exemplary skills today

15:47 (IST)28 Jan 2020
2nd SET: Djokovic 4-2 Raonic

Raonic does well to recover and hits a big ace out wide for 4-2. Djokovic now with the break

15:43 (IST)28 Jan 2020
2nd SET: Djokovic 3-1 Raonic

A stunning, powerful forehand up the line is a clean winner and simply too good. Djokovic breaks! At 30-30, Djokovic took advantage of another second serve and strolled into the net

15:30 (IST)28 Jan 2020
2nd SET: Djokovic 1-1 Raonic

Djokovic again starts well, taking the first game of the second set but Raonic responds by getting a few aces.

15:20 (IST)28 Jan 2020
1ST SET: Djokovic 6-4 Raonic

Novak Djokovic claims a late break against Raonic to take opening set 6-4 in 54 minutes. The No. 2 seed converted on his ninth break point to end the set.

15:04 (IST)28 Jan 2020
1ST SET: Djokovic 4-4 Raonic

Raonic wins a point on the Djokovic serve, has break point but Djokovic saves it with a serve out wide. Raonic, however, came through yet another service game by saving break point. 

14:50 (IST)28 Jan 2020
1ST SET: Djokovic 3-3 Raonic

Djokovic looks in fine form as he raced to take the lead. Later,  he got to 0-30, stepping in to crush a forehand away, but Raonic fought back to 30-30 and made it 3-3 in the opening set

14:43 (IST)28 Jan 2020
1ST SET: Djokovic 2-2 Raonic

Two service games and Djokovic had taken the lead but we have the first break point of match as Djokovic forces an error from the smash of Raonic.

14:36 (IST)28 Jan 2020
1ST SET: Djokovic 1-1 Raonic

Djokovic takes the first game of the opening set but Raonic makes four second serves, winning three of those points and levelling the 1st set at 1-1.

14:32 (IST)28 Jan 2020
Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe

After Kyrgios appeared on the court against Nadal wearing a Lakers jersey, Djokovic took the court today in a jacket with Kobe Bryant's initials, paying tribute to the basketball legend who passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday

14:16 (IST)28 Jan 2020
AUS Open quarters LIVE

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Australian Open 2020 quarterfinals as Novak Djokovic takes on Milos Raonic. The winner of the match meets Federer in the semifinal. Stay tuned for live score and updates here

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