Tomas Berdych advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals as Raonic retires with foot injury

Tomas Berdych advanced to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the third time Friday after Milos Raonic retired with a foot injury.

Raonic called a trainer after dropping serve for the second time to trail 5-2 in the first. Following a short discussion with the doctor, who had a close look at his strapped right foot, the big-serving Canadian went to see Berdych on the other side of the court to inform him of his decision to give up.

Berdych, who has yet to lose a set this week, will face either Grigor Dimitrov or Gael Monfils in the semifinals of the clay-court Masters tournament.

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will later play David Ferrer, and top-ranked Novak Djokovic will face Marin Cilic.