French Open: Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic in Clash of Balkan Exiles

Belgrade-born Novak Djokovic left for Munich when he was 12 in 1999 just as NATO rained its bombs on Serbia. His French Open quarter-final opponent Milos Raonic was born in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, but his family decamped to Canada in 1994 when he was just three.

updated: June 02, 2014 19:56 IST
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Paris: Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic, two men who left the strife-torn Balkans when they were children, meet for a place in the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

World number two Djokovic, the 2012 runner-up in Paris and seeking a first French Open title, starts as overwhelming favourite against Raonic, just the fourth Canadian man to make the last-eight of a major.

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