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Milos Raonic barges in on dream semifinals with upset of Rafael Nadal
Milos Raonic barges in on dream semifinals with upset of Rafael Nadal

It was a done deal in the desert. Then it wasn't. World-ranking Nos. 1 and 4, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, made it to the semifinals a day earlier. Then, No. 2 Roger Federer took apart Tomas Berdych like a biology student working on a frog. Friday at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells brought another day of gorgeous sunshine, gently swaying palm trees and lots of tennis fans in a state-of-the-art stadium. Anticipation was about as big as the 16,000-plus crowd. The last time the Big Four of men's tennis had all made it to the semifinals was the 2012 Australian Open. The last time the top four seeded men's players had achieved that at this Indian Wells event was 1987....

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