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Raonic's big serve beats Murray at Indian Wells
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Milos Raonic, of Canada, reacts after beating Andy Murray, of Great Britain, during a fourth round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. Roanic won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 12, 2014, 4:55 pm

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Milos Raonic rode his big serve to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Andy Murray in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, giving the young Canadian his first win over a top-10 player since September.

Raonic fired 15 aces Wednesday and held triple match point when he ripped a crosscourt forehand to close out the win after breaking Murray three times in the final set.

Murray, ranked sixth in the world, struggled in all three of his matches at Indian Wells. He rallied to beat Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely, but couldn't overcome Raonic's power.

Playing his first tournament since injuring his left ankle at the Australian Open in January, Raonic hadn't beaten someone in the top 10 since defeating then-No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the Bangkok final last fall.

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