Andy Murray and Milos Raonic will meet in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Friday night inn Melbourne. Here is a look at their head-to-head records.
2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 13 MILOS RAONIC (CAN)
Head-to-head: tied 3-3
2012 Miami-1000 Hard (O) R32 Murray w/o (knee)
2012 Barcelona Clay (O) QF Raonic 64 76(3)
2012 Toronto-1000 Hard (O) R16 Raonic w/o (ankle)
2012 US Open Hard (O) R16 Murray 64 64 62
2012 Tokyo Hard (O) SF Raonic 63 67(5) 76(4)
2014 Indian Wells-1000 Hard (O) R16 Raonic 46 75 63
2014 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (I) RR Murray 63 75
2015 Madrid-1000 Clay (O) QF Murray 64 75
Murray and Raonic have split their previous meetings at 3 each and are also level in their previous hard court meetings, having won 2 each. They have met at a major just once before, Murray winning in straight sets on his way to his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open.
Murray and Raonic are bidding to ensure their respective nation has representation in both the men’s singles and men’s doubles finals at this year’s Australian Open. Murray’s brother Jamie and Raonic’s countryman Daniel Nestor have both reached the men’s doubles final here. The last time there was a British man in both the singles and doubles finals at a Grand Slam was at 2012 Wimbledon when Andy Murray finished runner-up in the men’s singles and Jonny Marray won the men’s doubles title. The last time British men reached the singles and doubles finals here was in 1935 when Fred Perry finished as runner-up in the singles and Perry and Patrick Hughes finished as runner-up in the doubles. The feat has never been achieved by Canadian players.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
MURRAY v RAONIC
28 Age 25
6’3”/1.91m Height 6’5”/1.96m
2 ATP Ranking 14
35 Titles 8
2 titles Best Grand Slam Result 2 semifinals
158-37 Career Grand Slam Record 48-19
44-10 Australian Open Record 19-5
557-165 Career Record 216-103
379-107 Career Record – Hard 159-64
5-0 2016 Record 9-0
5-0 2016 Record – Hard 9-0
18-7 Career Five-Set Record 6-4
8 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 0
158-99 Career Tiebreak Record 139-88
1-1 2016 Tiebreak Record 4-1
Road to the Semifinals
|d. Alexander Zverev 61 62 63
d. Sam Groth 60 64 61
|d. Lucas Pouille 61 64 64
d. Tommy Robredo 76(6) 76(5) 75
|d. No. 32 Joao Sousa 62 36 62 62||2:38||3rd round||1:46||d. No. 21 Viktor Troicki 62 63 64|
|d. No. 16 Bernard Tomic 64 64 76(4)
d. No. 8 David Ferrer 64 64 75
|Round of 16
|d. No. 4 Stan Wawrinka 64 63 57 46 63
d. No. 23 Gael Monfils 63 36 63 64
|total time on court||12:06||(IBM time)||12:08||total time on court|
- 4-time Australian Open runner-up MURRAY is bidding to reach the final here for the 5th time and move into joint-2nd place on the list for most Australian Open finals reached in the Open Era.
|Player||No. of AO finals|
*The winner of the Djokovic v Federer semifinal will reach their 6th Australian Open final
- Murray is bidding to reach his 9th Grand Slam final and close the gap on Fred Perry for the most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):
|Player||Appearances in a Grand Slam final|
|Fred Perry||10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936, Australian Championships 1934-35, French Championships 1935-36, Wimbledon 1934-36|
|Andy Murray||8 – US Open 2008, 2012, Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015, Wimbledon 2012-13|
- Murray is bidding to take sole ownership of 13th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era with 9. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27*), Rafael Nadal (20) and Novak Djokovic (18*). [*Written before the Djokovic v Federer semfinal.]
- Murray is looking to win his 45th match at Melbourne Park and tie Pete Sampras and Nadal in joint-6th place on the Open Era list for most Australian Open match-wins.
- Murray and brother Jamie are bidding to become the first brothers in the Open Era to reach the finals in both the men’s singles and men’s doubles events at a Grand Slam. Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares will play Daniel Nestor/Radek Stepanek in the doubles final on Saturday.
- Murray has a 1-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches at the Australian Open. The only 5-set match he has won here came in 2013 when he defeated Federer in the semifinals. He has won 6 of his last 7 five-set matches, with his only defeat in that time coming to Djokovic in the semifinals at 2015 Roland Garros. He has an 18-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
- Murray has come from 0-2 down to win a 5-set match on 8 occasions, including in his most recent 5-set match against Adrian Mannarino in the 2nd round at the 2015 US Open.
- Murray has reached his 6th Australian Open semifinal and moved into joint-4th position on the table for most appearances in the last 4 here in the Open Era.
Australian Open semifinals reached (Open Era)
|Player||No. of AO semifinals|
- Murray has reached his 18th Grand Slam semifinal and extended his record for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances by a British man ahead of Fred Perry (13 semifinals). Murray has reached the semifinals at the Australian Open 6 times, Roland Garros 3 times, Wimbledon 6 times and the US Open 3 times. He has an 8-9 win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals and a 4-1 semifinal win-loss record here:
Murray’s Grand Slam semifinal appearances
|2008 US Open||Rafael Nadal||d. 62 76(5) 46 64|
|2009 Wimbledon||Andy Roddick||l. 64 46 76(7) 76(5)|
|2010 Australian Open||Marin Cilic||d. 36 64 64 62|
|2010 Wimbledon||Rafael Nadal||l. 64 76(6) 64|
|2011 Australian Open||David Ferrer||d. 46 76(2) 61 76(2)|
|2011 Roland Garros||Rafael Nadal||l. 64 75 64|
|2011 Wimbledon||Rafael Nadal||l. 57 62 62 64|
|2011 US Open||Rafael Nadal||l. 64 62 36 62|
|2012 Australian Open||Novak Djokovic||l. 63 36 67(4) 61 75|
|2012 Wimbledon||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||d. 63 64 36 75|
|2012 US Open||Tomas Berdych||d. 57 62 61 76(7)|
|2013 Australian Open||Roger Federer||d. 64 67(5) 63 67(2) 62|
|2013 Wimbledon||Jerzy Janowicz||d. 67(2) 64 64 63|
|2014 Roland Garros||Rafael Nadal||l. 63 62 61|
|2015 Australian Open||Tomas Berdych||d. 67(6) 60 63 75|
|2015 Roland Garros||Novak Djokovic||l. 63 63 57 57 61|
|2015 Wimbledon||Roger Federer||l. 75 75 64|
|2016 Australian Open||v Milos Raonic||???|
- Murray has lost in the semifinals here once before, falling to Djokovic in 5 sets in 2012. He is contesting his 11th straight Australian Open and 40th Grand Slam overall.
- Murray has reached his 18th Grand Slam semifinal and moved into joint-10th place with Boris Becker on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (39 semifinals), Djokovic (29) and Nadal (23) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray.
- By reaching the semifinals here, Murray and Johanna Konta ensured Great Britain had male and female representation in the semifinals at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 1977 Australian Open when Sue Barker and John Lloyd reached that stage.
- Murray is the leading British man in history in terms of Grand Slam match-wins with a 158-37 win-loss record. He sits in 11th place on the list for the most Open Era Grand Slam match-wins behind Boris Becker (163-40).
- Murray won 11 rubbers in Davis Cup last year to help Great Britain win Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. He was the first man to win 8 live singles rubbers in one year since the introduction of the World Group in 1982. Great Britain defeated Belgium 3-1 in the Final in Ghent.
- Murray is looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title after losing 4 finals at any one Grand Slam. He finished as runner-up to Federer here in 2010, and to Djokovic in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Federer, at Roland Garros, and Ivan Lendl, at the US Open, are the only players to lose 3 Grand Slam finals at one major before winning the title in the Open Era.
- Elsewhere in Grand Slam play in 2015, Murray reached the semifinals at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic) and Wimbledon (l. Federer). He fell to Kevin Anderson in the round of 16 at the US Open – the first time he had lost before the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since the 2010 US Open.
- Also in 2015, Murray won 4 titles including his first titles on clay at Munich (d. Philipp Kohlschreiber), where he became the first British player to win a Tour-level clay court title since Buster Mottram at 1976 Palma, and Madrid-1000 (d. Nadal). He also won the title at Queen’s (d. Anderson) and Montreal-1000 (d. Djokovic).
- Murray warmed up for the Australian Open at the Hopman Cup. He won 2 of his 3 singles matches in Perth, defeating Kenny de Schepper and Alexander Zverev, but losing to Nick Kyrgios.
- Murray was one of 3 Grand Slam champions through to the semifinals from the 7 to start in the men’s main draw here. Murray won the 2012 US Open title (d. Djokovic) and became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years in 2013 (d. Djokovic).
- Murray is coached by 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo.
- RAONIC is bidding to become the first Canadian man in history to reach a Grand Slam final.
- Raonic is looking to become just the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach a Grand Slam final. Eugenie Bouchard is the only other Canadian player in history to reach a Grand Slam final – at 2014 Wimbledon.
- Raonic is bidding to reach the final on his 6th Australian Open appearance. Boris Becker is the only man in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open final on his 6th appearance here.
- Raonic is looking to become the first non-European male finalist at the Australian Open since Fernando Gonzalez finished as runner-up in 2007. The last non-European man to reach a Grand Slam final is Kei Nishikori at the 2014 US Open.
- Raonic is bidding to become the first player ranked outside the Top 10 to reach the Australian Open final since No. 38 Jo-Willfried Tsonga in 2008. The last player ranked outside the Top 10 to reach a Grand Slam final was No. 11 Kei Nishikori and No. 16 Marin Cilic, who faced each other in the 2014 US Open final.
- Aged 25 years 35 days, Raonic is bidding to become the youngest player to reach the Australian Open final since Novak Djokovic (aged 24 years 252 days) in 2012.
- Raonic is bidding to defeat a Top 2 player for the 2nd time in his career. He has a 1-12 win-loss record against Top 2 opposition overall, with his only victory coming against No. 2 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals at 2014 Paris-1000. He has lost all 3 of his career meetings with Top 2 players at the Grand Slams in straight sets.
- If he wins today Raonic will extend his 9-match Tour-level winning streak to 10 and record his best Tour-level winning streak. He has not lost a match at Tour-level since losing to No. 7 Rafael Nadal in the 3rd round at 2015 Shanghai-1000. By defeating Monfils in the quarterfinals here he equalled his best Tour-level winning streak of 9 straight wins in 2012, which took in a singles victory in the Davis Cup first round, the San Jose title and a run to the semifinals at Memphis.
- Raonic is looking to become the first man to reach the Australian Open final having won a pre-Australian Open warm-up tournament since Stan Wawrinka in 2014. A warm-up winner has gone on to reach the Australian Open final on just 3 occasions since Doha champion Federer went on to win the title here in 2006.
- Raonic is looking to become only the 4th No. 13 seed to reach a Grand Slam final. A No. 13 seed has reached a Grand Slam final on 3 occasion – Pat Rafter at the 1997 US Open, Andre Agassi at 1999 Roland Garros and Alex Corretja at 2001 Roland Garros.
- By defeating No. 21 seed Troicki, No. seed 4 Wawrinka and No. 23 seed Monfils here, Raonic has defeated 3 seeded players at a Grand Slam for the first time. The only other time he has recorded back-to-back match-wins over seeded opposition at a major was in beating No. 22 Michael Llodra and No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny at the 2011 Australian Open.
- By reaching the semifinals here, Raonic has become the first 13 seed to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam since David Nalbandian at the 2003 US Open. He is the first No. 13 seed to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open since seeds were introduced.
- By reaching the semifinals here, Raonic has equalled his best Grand Slam result. He also reached the semifinals as No. 8 seed at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Roger Federer). He became the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal after Robert Powell at 1908 Wimbledon.
- By reaching the semifinals here, Raonic has become the first Canadian man to reach the Australian Open semifinals. Bouchard is the only other Canadian player – man or woman – to reach the semifinals here, falling at this stage in 2014. Raonic and Bouchard are the only Canadian players to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals.
- Raonic warmed up for the Australian Open by winning his 8th career title as No. 4 seed at Brisbane, avenging his defeat to Federer in the 2015 final with his 2nd career victory over the Swiss. All 8 of Raonic’s career titles have come on a hard court.
- The Australian Open is Raonic’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of matches won. He has a 19-5 win-loss record here, compared to 11-5 at the US Open, 10-5 at Wimbledon and 8-4 at Roland Garros.
- By reaching the semifinals here, Raonic has recorded his best Australian Open performance. His previous best Australian Open result was reaching the last 8 here last year as No. 8 seed (l. Novak Djokovic). This is his 6th Australian Open appearance and his 20th Grand Slam overall.
- Elsewhere in Grand Slam play in 2015, Raonic reached the 3rd round at both Wimbledon (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the US Open (l. Feliciano Lopez). He missed Roland Garros with a right foot injury, which required surgery in May 2015.
- Raonic’s best result in 2015 was winning the title at St. Petersburg (d. Joao Sousa). He also finished as runner-up at Brisbane (l. Federer) and reached the semifinals at Indian Wells-1000 and Rotterdam. He ended his season after Shanghai-1000 in October due to a hip injury.
- Raonic reached a career-high ranking of No. 4 in May 2015 after reaching the quarterfinals at Madrid-1000 (l. today’s opponent). He finished the year in the Top 20 for the 4th straight year and plays here at No. 14.
- Raonic became the first Canadian to be seeded in the men’s singles at a Grand Slam event in the Open Era at 2011 Roland Garros. He plays here seeded No. 13 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since 2013 Wimbledon.
- Raonic has played Davis Cup since 2010 and helped Canada reach the quarterfinals last year. Canada will face France in the 1st round in Guadeloupe on 4-6 March.
- Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis aged 8.
- Raonic started working with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya at the 2016 Australian Open. Moya finished runner-up here in 1997 before going on to win Roland Garros in 1998. He is also coached by Riccardo Piatti.