July 4, 2014 1:17 pm

Canada’s Milos Raonic defeated at Wimbledon semifinal

Milos Raonic of Canada plays a backhand return during his Gentlemen's Singles semi-final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2014 in London, England.

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TORONTO – Swiss great Roger Federer has defeated Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 at the men’s singles semifinal at Wimbledon Friday.

The Thornhill, Ont., native had a breakthrough season in 2011 and has risen to No. 9 in the world rankings. It was the first Grand Slam semifinal appearance for Raonic.

Earlier in the day, Novak Djokovic beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) to reach the Wimbledon final for the third time in four years.

Federer and Djokovic will face off Sunday.

Quebec’s Eugenie Bouchard, 20, faces Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova, 24,  in the women’s final Saturday after she defeated Romania’s Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday.

Bouchard made history after becoming the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam women’s singles final.

Before this tournament, no Canadian had ever reached a men’s or women’s Grand Slam singles final, according to Tennis Canada.

 

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