Rafael Nadal vs Milos Raonic – January 25, 2017. Semis replays Australian Open 2017, Semifinals round – 2017 full match-up.
Rafael Nadal defeats Milos Raonic in three sets to keep alive prospect of Australian Open final against Roger Federer on finals Australian Open 2017. Rafael Nadal saw off Milos Raonic in straight sets The ninth seed rolled back the years in a similar manner to Roger Federer in Melbourne, Australia, taking the match 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
There were only two breaks of serve in the entire match, but Raonic only got close to Nadal in the second set, and he was unable to capitalize as he wasted six break points.
After a slightly shaky start, Raonic began to hit his groundstrokes with more confidence and accuracy, but it was the irrepressible Nadal who earned the first break point of the contest at 2-2.