Raonic moves into Indian Wells semis

Beth Harris
Milos Raonic is through to the semis in Indian Wells

Milos Raonic has made sure Miomir Kecmanovic's good luck finally ran out in Indian Wells.

Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-4 6-3 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at the ATP tournament since 2014.

The Canadian fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting away Kecmanovic in 72 minutes on a sunny, windy and cool day in the Southern California desert.

"I knew he had nothing to lose and I had to be really disciplined with myself," Raonic said.

Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990.

Ranked 130th in the world, the Serb lost in qualifying but his fortune soon turned.

Three seeded players withdrew before the tournament began, clearing the way for him to become a lucky loser and receive a first-round bye.

The teenager certainly made the most of it, getting by three players including 30th-seeded Laslo Djere in straight sets to set up his second meeting with Raonic.

That's where Kecmanovic's luck ended.

Raonic won 88 per cent of his first-serve points and saved all three break chances against him.

"Even when I was hitting the spots, I wasn't hitting them that well," Raonic said about his serving.

"I think that can get better."

Frenchman Gael Monfils takes on world No4 Dominic Thiem in Thursday's second quarter-final.