Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to reach Cincinnati Masters final

Andy Murray and Milos Raonic
Murray (left) and Raonic last met in this year's Wimbledon final

Britain's Andy Murray reached the final of the Cincinnati Masters with his 22nd successive victory - the longest winning run of his career.

The Scot, 29, beat Canada's Milos Raonic 6-3 6-3 in less than 90 minutes in what was a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final - also won by Murray.

It was the 50th win of the year for the Olympic champion and world number two.

Murray will play Croatia's Marin Cilic, who beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 4-6 6-3 7-5, in Sunday's final.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray won the Cincinnati tournament in 2008 and 2011, while Cilic is making his first appearance in the final.

Murray's last defeat came against world number one Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open in June.

Since then he has won the Aegon Championships at Queen's, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

He will be competing in the Cincinnati Masters final just seven days after a gruelling four-set final against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at Rio 2016, where he retained his Olympic singles title.

"If you're a bit lower on confidence, regardless of how fresh you are, if you haven't played loads of matches you make bad decisions in those moments," Murray said.

"Because I've won a lot the last few months, that's something that has been good, especially this week for sure.

"I've needed it to be because I haven't been feeling perfect. I've managed to get through the matches pretty well."

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