Milos Raonic Beats Roger Federer and Heads to Wimbledon Final


The loss by Roger Federer, left, to Milos Raonic was his first in 11 Wimbledon semifinal appearances.

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WIMBLEDON, England — Milos Raonic advanced to his first Grand Slam final, rallying to defeat Roger Federer, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, on Friday at Wimbledon.

He will face Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych in Sunday’s final at the All England Club.

Federer, the No. 3 seed, had won all 10 of his previous semifinals at Wimbledon, a tournament he has won seven times.

For Raonic, a 25-year-old Canadian seeded sixth, the victory was a culmination of lessons learned in previous shortcomings on a Grand Slam stage. He lost to Federer in the semifinals here two years ago and to Murray in a five-set semifinal at the Australian Open this year.

“I know what I need to do on court better,” Raonic said Wednesday. “I know how to sort of turn things around to get them on my terms. I know what I’m looking for. I know how to go about it, to try to get to that position as much as I can. And then when things aren’t going well, I know what things to look…

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