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Thiem beats Raonic, advance to Indian Wells final

IANS  |  Indian Wells (US) 

The Austrian will contest the Indian Wells final after beating Canadian 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes.

In Saturday's game, Thiem was the one who in the end had more patience and knew how to better manage the only break point of the match, which came in the fifth game of the third set.

In the first set, it was Thiem who squeezed ahead 5-1. Raonic reacted in the second set winning 82 per cent of the points with his first service and saving the only break point of the game, reports news.

In the decisive set came the key point for Thiem, who celebrated with clenched fists, aware of its importance. His rival was hesitant with the service and paid dearly.

This is the first victory of Thiem against Raonic, who has reached the semi-finals of Indian Wells since 2015, but has not won a title since January 2016 in In that same period, Thiem has won eight championships.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 08:46 IST
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