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Andy Murray sees off Milos Raonic in gritty three-set epic to seal place in ATP final

Mirror logo Mirror 19-11-2016 Joe Mewis
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Andy Murray sealed a place in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time ever with a hard-fought three-set win over Milos Raonic . 

The Scot took three hours and 38 minutes to secure his 5-7 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (11/9) win over the fourth seed, breaking the tournament record for the longest match for the second time this week, following his win over Kei Nishikori.

Raonic twice broke the world no.1 when he served for the match, saving three break points but failed to take the one chance that came his way during the epic final set tie-break which eventually went Murray's way.

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Murray cut a fatigued figure at the end of the match and will have to dig deep for tomorrow's final when he will face either Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori, who play their semi-final on Saturday evening.

Should the Serb win, the final will be a straight shootout for the end-of-year no.1 ranking position.

Today's win set a personal record for Murray of 23 consecutive wins, one better than he managed this summer.

But few will be bigger than if he manages a 24th tomorrow evening.

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