Bangkok, Thailand (Sports Network) - Milos Raonic of Canada topped Tomas
Berdych of the Czech Republic in straight sets Sunday for the title at the
The third-seeded Raonic used his big serve to capture a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 triumph
in 77 minutes for his fifth career title and second of 2013. He also won in
San Jose back in February.
Raonic ripped 18 aces and won 95 percent of his first-serve points, while also
fending off the only break point he faced. He improved to 5-4 lifetime in ATP
finals, including 2-1 this year. His loss came against Rafael Nadal at the
"I think I'm playing great tennis, I'm serving really well, I'm doing a lot of
good things," said Raonic. "If I keep that up I think I'll have opportunities
and will put myself in a good position."
Berdych, this week's top seed, fell to 8-11 all-time in finals, including 0-3
this year. He lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Marseille and Novak Djokovic in
Dubai in back-to-back weeks during the winter.
The sixth-ranked Berdych is the lone player among the top 10 without a title
in 2013. He fell to 0-2 lifetime against Raonic.
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