Murray beats Raonic to keep ATP Finals hopes alive

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Posted: Nov 11, 2014 5:12 PM

By Martyn Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - Home favorite Andy Murray stayed afloat at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 7-5 defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic on Tuesday.

After losing to Japan's Kei Nishikori in his opening Group B match at the season's finale on Sunday, Murray knew only a win against Raonic would keep his hopes alive and he duly delivered with a solid display at a jam-packed 02 Arena.

Murray needed one break of serve to clinch the opening set and struck again at 5-5 in the second as Raonic faltered.

He clinched victory in one hour 31 minutes and on his second match point and will now go into his final Group B match against six-times champion Roger Federer on Thursday with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

Federer is top of the group with a 100 percent record after beating Nishikori earlier.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Toby Davis)