Result: Milos Raonic beats Andy Murray in Japan Open

Andy Murray
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Canadian Milos Raonic beats Andy Murray to reach the Japan Open final.

Canadian Milos Raonic has defeated Andy Murray in three sets to reach the Japan Open final.

Raonic hit back from 4-1 down in the final set to win the match 6-3 6-7 7-6 and hand Murray his first defeat since he won the US Open.

Raonic broke Murray's serve to love in the opening game of the match and he held on to that advantage to win the first set 6-3.

The second set was a competitive affair that went to a tie-break, but Murray seized his opportunity at 6-5 to take the match into a decider.

Murray broke Raonic's serve for the first time in the match to take a 3-1 lead but he failed to cement the break as Raonic hit back to draw level at 4-4.

Two double-faults from Raonic handed Murray two match points but he failed to convert either of them as the match entered a second tie-break.

The first seven points went with serve but Raonic struck twice at 4-3 to set up two match points.

Murray saved the first thanks to another Raonic double fault, but he could only see a shot drift long on the second to gift the Canadian the win.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
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13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
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