Raonic ousted by Medvedev in Brisbane International quarters

Canadian Milos Raonic gestures after losing a point. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

BRISBANE, Australia — Fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev reached the semifinals at the Brisbane International by beating Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.

The score was level at 4-4 in the third when Medvedev got the decisive break on a succession of unforced errors from the 2016 Brisbane champion.

The fifth-seeded Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., couldn’t cash in on any of his eight break-point opportunities.

Medvedev will next play 2008 Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Alex de Minaur 6-4, 7-6 (2).

The 33-year-old Tsonga, coming off eight months on the sidelines with a knee injury, held his nerve despite a partisan crowd at Pat Rafter Arena.

Second-seeded Kei Nishikori and Jeremy Chardy had earlier progressed to Saturday’s semifinals.

Donna Vekic defeated 2018 finalist Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-0 to reach the women’s semifinals and will next play fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and women’s doubles partner Yifan Xu of China, the No. 2 seeds, lost 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 to No. 4 seeds Hao-Ching Chan and Latisha Chan of Taiwan in the semifinals.

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