Raonic sets up Murray final at Queen’s Club in London
Canada’s Milos Raonic has set up a blockbuster final ahead of Wimbledon after beating Bernard Tomic on Saturday.
A straight sets 6-4, 6-4 win over Australia’s Tomic means Raonic will take on British favourite Andy Murray in the final of the Queen’s Club Championships in London on Sunday (live on TSN at 9 a.m. ET).
Raonic made uncomplicated work of Tomic, winning a break point in each of the two sets to earn his place in the final – his third of the season, having won in Brisbane over Roger Federer and losing to Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells.
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In form on grass, Raonic advanced to the semifinals on Friday beating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-4.
In the 32-man tournament – and the first for the Canadian on grass this season – Raonic beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 in the opener, and Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely 7-5, 7-6 (6) in the second round to advance to the quarterfinals against Agut.
The win against Kyrgios was particularly notable, as Raonic ended a three-match slide against the Australian, who had beaten him twice this year.
Murray is the tournament’s defending champion and won his semifinal over Croatian player Marin Cilic.