Raonic returns to the penultimate round and will face Thiem

Milos Raonic, who was a finalist in 2016 and a semifinalist in 2015 and 2018, returns to this round after winning the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic. His rival, Thiem, who went through withdrawal of Monfils.

Milos Raonic is the first semifinalist of the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells, a tournament that he is very good at, especially since 2016. The Canadian of Montenegrin origin beat easily on Thursday the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (6-3 and 6-4 in 72 minutes) and will be in a penultimate round that reaches for the fourth time (he was a finalist in 2016 and semifinalist in 2015 and 2018) .

Raonic dispatched 13 aces, did not lose his service and only granted three break opportunities to his rival, repescado of the previous phase. He won 88% of points with the first and thus dominated to attack with his powerful right and his game on the network.

The 28-year-old Canadian and 14th in the world will face on Saturday the Austrian Dominic Thiem, who passed by abandonment of the French Gael Monfils before playing.

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