Canada’s Milos Raonic beats Roger Federer for the first time at Paris Masters

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PARIS — You can excuse Canada’s Milos Raonic for keeping his emotions in check Friday after arguably the biggest win of his tennis career.

The young Canadian finally broke through against one of the so-called Big Three of men’s tennis, knocking off second-ranked Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 7-5 in quarter-final play at the Paris Masters on Friday.

Raonic pumped his fist after the final point but otherwise kept his excitement level to a minimum. The victory over the Swiss star was a great accomplishment, but Raonic wants to keep focused on the big picture of succeeding in Paris and qualifying for the ATP Finals — which he achieved thanks to Kei Nishikori’s win over David Ferrer later Friday.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 31:  Milos Raonic (R) of Canada shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after victory in their quarterfinal match during day 5 of the BNP Paribas Masters held at the at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on October 31, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) It was Milos Raonic’s first career win over one of the so-called Big Three of men’s tennis. He had lost all 14 previous matches against either Roger Federer (0-6), top-ranked Novak Djokovic…

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