17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will meet Milos Raonic for a spot in the semi-final round of the final Masters 1000 event of the season. The Swiss No. 1 holds an impenetrable 6-0 record against the Canadian and will look to add to it at the Paris Bercy on Friday. Check out the Federer v Raonic Head to Head.
Following a strong opening match on Wednesday afternoon, Fededer added to his 13-match win streak with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 20-yearold hometown qualifier Luca Pouille to reach the quarter-final round in Paris.
“It’s good that I didn’t spend too much energy today. I’m into the tournament. I think after five sets you more or less know where you’re standing. Milos has a lot in his racquet. I mean, the way he serves, the way he plays after that. It’s a tough match, but I’m looking forward to it. There is a possible semi-final after that for both of us and also the London issue, so it’s more fun.”
Federer’s opponent will be Canada’s Milos Raonic, who reached the quarter-final stage in Paris with a 7-5, 7-6(7) win over Roberto Bautista Agut on Thursday. The Canadian fired 23 aces to close out the win in 1 hour and 44 minutes.
Raonic, who is in the 10th spot in the Race to London, will be motivated to perform against Federer in the coming match, as an opportunity to lift the Paris title will guarantee him a spot in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
This marks the seventh time that these two competitors will cross paths on the professional circuit, with Federer leading the series 6-0. Raonic has never truly challenged Federer on court and it is unlikely that he will find a way past the in-form Swiss star this week in Paris.
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