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Andy Murray - Milos Raonic
ATP World Tour Finals - 19 November 2016

World Tour Finals – Follow the Tennis match between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic live with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:00 on 19 November 2016. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 7-6 RAONIC. Andy Murray books his place in the final of the ATP World Tour finals after defeating Milos Raonic in the longest match in the competition's history. The Brit had to come through a tense deciding set TB. He had three match points and saved one for Raonic - but finally made it through 11-9 at the fourth time of asking. It's hard on Raonic who kept breaking back to force the TB after Murray had twice served for the match. Murray survives another major test and is now into his first ever final at the ATP World tour finals.

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TB UPDATE: It's 9-9. Nerves of steel on both sides of the court. Murray hits two big forehands and then keeps calm to steer a volley in. Change of ends...

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TB UPDATE: Milos with a big serve down the middle T and he does just enough to finish it at the net. He makes 8-8 ands then rasps a big forehand to the corner that Murray can't reach. MP No.1 for Milos. Is it fate?

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TB UPDATE: Murray lands a big serve and it's 8-7. MP NO.3 but it's on the Milos serve.

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TB UPDATE: Murray slices long! Match point No.2 saved by Milos... What a match! It's 7-7. Murray with one more serve. He needs this.

 

TB UPDATE: Murray somehow returns a super serve and Raonic drills long. Match point No.2 on the Muzza serve...

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TB UPDATE: The crowd roar - but Raonic doesn't let it go and cracks a beastly forehand! It's 6-6.

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TB UPDATE: Raonic bites back but Murray leads 6-5 and has match point. Two Raonic serves to come though.

 

TB UPDATE: Murray 5-4 up for two of his serves to come...

 
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TB UPDATE: 3-3 at the change of ends. Three hours and 25 minutes in. It's so tight.

 
 
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TIE BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 6-6 RAONIC. It's over three hours and 20+ minutes which means this is the longest match in the competition's history. Murray has twice served for the match - and TWICE he has let it slip. A bullet forehand gets him back into it from 15-30 but the errors leak out and Milos somehow survives. TB time. Nerves?

 
Andy Murray - Masters 2016
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BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 6-5 RAONIC. Murray breaks again and will serve for a place in the final for the second time. A 0-30 goes begging and he is visibly frustrated. A smart forehand drags him to deuce where Raonic double faults. The pressure is too much for the fourth seed and he cracks a shot into the net to hand Murray another chance to seal it.

 
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BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 5-5 RAONIC. Incredible! Murray is broken serving for the match and we are all square again. Raonic sets the tone with thunderous crosscourt return winner. A timid backhand into the net then set up double break point. Andy saved one with a forehand winner but couldn't deny the Canadian on the second. A thumping overhead sees him break back instantly and this lung-busting match goes on.

 
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BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 5-4 RAONIC. How on earth is Murray in a winning position? He will now serve for the match after breaking to love. The Canadian sweeps a crosscourt forehand wide to tee up triple BP, and Murray only needs one as his opponent tightens up and snaps a shot into the net.

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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 4-4 RAONIC. It's a real grind but Murray digs in again. you run out of superlatives for his fighting qualities. He makes 40-30 from 0-30 down but Raonic crushes a backhand winner down the line to turn the screw. Murray hangs on and thunders down an ace to get through a testing situation.

 
 
Milos Raonic - Masters 2016
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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 3-4 RAONIC. Murray gets the O2 crowd excited with a lovely pass to make 30-30. Raonic responds with a big second serve and then gets lucky with miscued smash. The scoreboard pressure is increasing on Murray now. Any dip and it'll be curtains.

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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 3-3 RAONIC. 'Come on!' shouts Muzza as he picks up two cheap points to make it 3-3 after a double fault had seen his 30-0 lead evaporate. There's a bit more consistency in this set, but it's not got the same drama or breathtaking exchanges in the rallies.

Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his round robin match against Croatia's Marin Cilic
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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 2-3 RAONIC. The Missile edges back in front as he shrugs off a double fault to take it to 30 with a big second serve after he had looked on course for the love hold. Not much to write home about in the past few games. Is that the calm before the storm to climax?

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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 2-2 RAONIC. Just what the doctor ordered. A short love hold moves the Scot level.

 
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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 1-2 RAONIC. Murray crushes a crosscourt forehand into the net when in control of the rally to miss out on deuce after he had returned well on the Raonic serve. you sense that whoever breaks first in this set will take this now.

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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 1-1 RAONIC. Trademark grit. Murray somehow digs out the hold as Raonic threw the kitchen sink at him. The Canadian's frustration must be at an all-time high as BPs eight and nine go begging. Murray gets through by the skin of his teeth from deuce.

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MURRAY 5-7 7-6 0-1 RAONIC. The Canadian returns from a lengthy bathroom break. He holds to love and gets off to a good start in this final set.

 
Great Britain's Andy Murray during his semi final match against Canada's Milos Raonic
 
 
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SET! - MURRAY 5-7 7-6 RAONIC. He's done it! somehow Murray has taken this to a decider. At a set and a break down early in this set, he looked doomed. But he plumbed the depths of his character to somehow get back into it and held his nerve in a tense TB. From 4-1 down Raonic hit back to 5-5, but Murray got the mini break for set point with an angled volley and duly converted it with a big serve the Canadian could only return long.

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TB UPDATE: Murray leads 4-2 at the change of ends. An improvised drop volley from underneath his feet is the pick of the points.

 
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TIE BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 6-6 RAONIC. It's down to a TB as Raonic rushes through a simple hold to 15 as he denies Murray the chance to apply some heat. It looks like the Missile has got his serving radar back in-sync and that doesn't bode well for the breaker for Murray fans.

 
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MURRAY 5-7 6-5 RAONIC. Nervy stuff. Murray is pressed hard after he lets a 30-0 lead slip to 30-30 and then flashes wildly out off the frame from 40-30. Raonic is like a dog with a bone from deuce, but can't get the BP and Muzza finally prevails to keep his hopes of a turnaround alive. It's looking like a TB, unless.....

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MURRAY 5-7 5-5 RAONIC. Gutsy is often a term associated with Murray, but it's Raonic it applies to here. Murray surges 0-30 up but hooks a second serve wide before somehow losing the point of the match after Raonic managed to reach a drop volley. A timely wide serve put the Canadian in the box seat and Murray slapped another shot into the net to allow his opponent to live to fight another day.

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MURRAY 5-7 5-4 RAONIC. Murray starts like a runaway train but gets checked to 30-30. He wins a cagey point to regain control and sees out the hold with a rasping backhand Raonic can't stab back from his right flank.

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MURRAY 5-7 4-4 RAONIC. Has Milos zoned back in? It's a routine love hold after being put through the mill a bit in the last few games. It's the business-end of the set. Any slip now and it will more than likely be terminal.

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MURRAY 5-7 4-3 RAONIC. The rollercoaster continues. Raonic threatens for double break point at the net at 15-30 but can't adjust to convert Murray's body shot. The world number one plays his get out of jail card and takes the next two points to keep his nose in front.

Andy Murray loses the first set to Milos Raonic at the World Tour Finals
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MURRAY 5-7 3-3 RAONIC. The big serve and forehand combo get Raonic out of a pickle from deuce after Murray had pressed hard in a wonderful game full of drama. The Scot had two BPs but couldn't get it done, missing what is usually a routine pass down the line along the way.

 
 
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MURRAY 5-7 3-2 RAONIC. Murray is right back in this! Those famous fighting qualities are on full show as he romps to a love hold. he looks pumped up and Raonic has gone a bit AWOL.

 
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BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 2-2 RAONIC. Wow! Where did that come from? Milos freezes big time. The Scot breaks back to love thanks to some poor errors from the No.4 seed.

 

BREAK! - MURRAY 5-7 1-2 RAONIC. Murray slaps a tired forehand into the net - and it's advantage Milos. The Scot saved a BP with a cunning dropshot but couldn't do it again from deuce and his hopes are slipping away now.

 

MURRAY 5-7 1-1 RAONIC. Milos has a nightmare on serve, but Murray lets him off the hook. The No.4 seed double faults at 40-30 and then misses further chances with some basic errors to finish the world number one off. The Scot earns his first two break points but fires wildly long before following up a fine return with a tame backhand into the net. Raonic eventually holds with an ace and that could well be a crucial game in the context of the match.

 
Britain's Andy Murray enters the court to play against Canada's Milos Raonic
 
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MURRAY 5-7 1-0 RAONIC. Murray with the scoreboard advantage but he's made to work very hard once again. Raonic has his chances and moves 15-30 ahead with a delicious dropshot. Murray fights backs and despite being taken to deuce, he hauls himself over the line.

 
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SET! - MURRAY 5-7 RAONIC. Is Milos about to end his Murray hoodoo and with it severely dent the GB star's bid to end the year as No.1? The 'Missile' rattles through two easy points before a low angled approach forces a volley into the net from Muzza to tee up triple set point. The Canadian is denied on two of them but cracks a big first serve down the middle T that Andy can only return into the net. you have to say that's fully deserved.

 
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Milos Raonic celebrates
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BREAK! - MURRAY 5-6 RAONIC. A sloppy service game from Murray riddled with errors. It's been more and more one-sided as the set has gone on with Raonic posing the major questions. The Canadian is gifted double break point and gets another present with a bow on top as Muzza fires a double fault to drop serve. Raonic will now serve for the set.

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MURRAY 5-5 RAONIC. It's another simple hold to 15 for Raonic as Murray slices wide following a rare rally of significant length on the Canadian's serve. The world number one has won just five points in total so far on Milos' missile deliveries. Impressive stuff form the number four seed.

 
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MURRAY 5-4 RAONIC. An epic hold for Murray. The world number one toils after being handed a time violation at 15-15 and Raonic only has himself to blame. The Canadian has three chances to break in a lengthy game that switches momentum on several occasions from deuce. Murray stays in some tense rallies to outlast his opponent and somehow pull through.

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MURRAY 4-4 RAONIC. "No, no, NO!" Murray lambasts himself as he doesn't do enough with a Raonic second serve in the opening point. Again the Scot looks to make his opponent play the extra point with some tireless work behind the baseline, but the number four seed stays calm as he slams down an overhead smash before Murray fires a return long of the baseline.

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MURRAY 4-3 RAONIC. No such problems on this occasion for Andy. He claims a third love hold out of four as Raonic cracks another crosscourt forehand wide.

Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London
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MURRAY 3-3 RAONIC. Blink and you'd have missed it. Raonic rampages through a love hold, concluding it with an ace in just over a minute! A real contrast to the seven-minute tussle Muzza just endured on his.

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MURRAY 3-2 RAONIC. Well, that went a bit pear-shaped but Murray fought hard to dig out the hold. The world number one surges 30-0 up but finally miscues to give Raonic his first point on the Scot's serve at the 11th time of asking. Like London buses, another follows immediately and what looked like being a third straight perfect game becomes awkward at deuce. Muzzard allows Raonic to unload the forehand, but it's a corking crosscourt backhand return that snares the first break point of the contest. The Canadian miscues high out of court to miss his chance and Murray finds a big first serve down the middle T before Milos cracks a crosscourt attempt into the net. Frustration for the fourth seed, relief for the Brit.

 
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MURRAY 2-2 RAONIC. You have to admire Murray's defence. The Scot never gives up and often digs out something special to turn an almost certain dropped point into a winner. He makes Raonic play the extra shot on a number of occasions but as he covers some serious ground at 40-15 he can't quite guide a touch down the line in. All square.

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Murray breezes past Wawrinka to book semi-final against Raonic
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MURRAY 2-1 RAONIC. A second successive love hold for Muzza. Very impressive early on as he moves his opponent from side to side, forcing a forehand crosscourt error from Raonic to seal another easy game.

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MURRAY 1-1 RAONIC. Murray cranks up the heat with what can only be described as scooped, angled backhand on the stretch that lands low at Milos' feet. The Canadian volleys wide and sees a 30-0 lead disappear. The number four seed likes to lean on that thumping serve and he conjures up two crunching deliveries to get on the board.

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MURRAY 1-0 RAONIC. That's as routine as starts come. Murray fizzes down some solid second serves when required and Raonic can't stop slapping returns into the net. It's a love hold in quick-fire fashion.

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Murray bidding to reach his first ever final the ATP World Tour finals as he steps to the service line and prepares to get this last-four showdown up and running.

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COIN TOSS: Raonic calls heads, but it's tails. Murray chooses to serve first.

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Murray on Raonic: "It's a big match. Milos serves big, goes for his shots. He moves forward when he has the chance. I think he probably likes the conditions here. It's a little bit quicker. You don't normally get loads of opportunities against the big servers. This year when I've played him, I've created a few opportunities in the matches. When they've come, I've been pretty clinical. I'll need to be the same if I want to win."

Andy Murray v Milos Raonic - Wimbledon 2016 final
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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Murray leads the match-up 8-3 overall. The Scot has won the last seven, with five of those coming in 2016. He's proved to be a bit of a bogey player for Raonic beating him to win both Wimbledon and Queens as well as knocking him out of the Australian Open at the semi final stage. Raonic's last win came back in 2014 at Indian Wells.

Milos Raonic v Andy Murray - Wimbledon 2016
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Raonic is ranked fourth in the world, but wants that year-end No.3 position. "It's very big for me," he said. "That's what I had for myself as the biggest motivator, to come here and try to heal up quickly and play." He added: "I've played Andy many times this year. I haven't gotten the better of him. I think the one thing that I might have is how much he has on his shoulders right now, a lot of consecutive matches, and as well what he's playing for. I have to try to do my best to try to accentuate that as much as possible in my own favour, so I can really get the most out of myself and hopefully be able to get on top of him for once this year."

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BACKGROUND: Djokovic's reign at the top of the rankings ended after 122 consecutive weeks when he bowed out to Marin Cilic in the Paris Masters a fortnight ago, and Murray got a walkover to the final due to a Raonic injury. The Scot went on to lift the trophy, but Djoker could yet snare the end of year honours. If he does he will be the first player to dislodge someone from the summit at the end-of-season competition since Lleyton Hewitt pipped Gustavo Kuerton in Sydney back in 2001. We're on course for a final showdown between Muzza and Djoker on Sunday - but Raonic and Nishikori will be keen to spoil the party.

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Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the ATP World Tour finals semi final between world number one, Andy Murray and fourth seed, Milos Raonic. The players are due on court at 2pm GMT.