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Haas retires, Raonic moves into semis

Germany's Tommy Haas, seeded 15th, retired from the Rome Masters yesterday after losing the first set 6-2 in his quarter-final with Bulgarian opponent Grigor Dimitrov.

Haas, who appeared to be suffering from injury, lasted just 35 minutes before informing officials he could no longer carry on and shaking Dimitrov's hand, before leaving the Central Court at the Foro Italico.

Dimitrov, seeded 12th, advanced to the semi-finals and will now face the winner of this morning's (Singapore time) quarter-final between top seed Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, seeded 
seventh.

Earlier, Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic moved into the semis with a commanding 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

Raonic, considered an outside bet for the French Open later this month, will now meet the winner of the quarter-final clash between second seed Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer, who is seeded fifth. - AFP.