Tennis: Murray Sets Up Semi-final With Raonic In Cincy Tennis

Tennis: Murray sets up semi-final with Raonic in Cincy tennis

CINCINNATI, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Augst,2016) - Andy Murray overcame post-Olympic fatigue by winning his 21st straight match to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Bernard Tomic on Friday. Top seed Murray, running out of puff after claiming his second Olympic gold medal in Rio, grabbed his left hip in the opening game against Tomic, but soon settled in. The world number two won his fifth match over the Australian and stands 32-1 since losing to Novak Djokovic in May in Madrid.

"I knew that coming straight from the Olympics I was going to be tired. But I've still managed to win," Murray said. "Conditions help a bit. There are not a lot of long rallies. I have a few days off when this week is done and then I'll prepare for the US Open." Murray next faces fourth seed Canadian Milos Raonic, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4.

The Scot leads the series 8-4, beating Raonic four times in 2016 including the Wimbledon final. Raonic advanced to his seventh semi-final of the season in 68 minutes.