French professional tennis player Lucas Pouille has fed reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time in the last Four at a Grand Slam tournament. 31. in the world rank list defeated the canadian Milos Raonic in Melbourne 7:6 (7:4), 6:3, 6:7 (2:7), 6:4. Raonic had previously turned off in the first round to Alexander Zverev.

Pouille meets on Friday either on the world ranking list Novak Djokovic from Serbia or the Japanese Kei Nishikori. In the first semi-final of the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas are already this Thursday.

Pouille, 24, is trained by two-time Grand Slam champion Amelie Mauresmo, had won his five previous part, not a single Match in the Australian Open. In 2016, he stood in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and New York. In the second round in Melbourne, he defeated Maximilian Marterer in four tight sets.

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