Raonic reaches Paris Masters final

PARIS (AP) Seventh-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the final of the Paris Masters for the first time with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over former champion Tomas Berdych on Saturday.

The Canadian, who produced the biggest win of his career in the previous round by defeating Roger Federer, will face top-ranked Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori in the final.

Raonic came out on top after a tense fight between the two big servers when Berdych, who won in Paris in 2005, lost his composure in the final game.

Serving to stay in the match, the fifth-seeded Czech made four consecutive unforced errors, including two double-faults, to hand his opponent the win. Berdych smashed his racket in anger before leaving the indoor court.

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