Raonic beats Tsitsipas and returns to a final two years later

With very good feelings throughout the tournament, Milos Raonic reached the final after beating the fourth seed, Tsitsipas, helped by his 12 direct aces.

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Quite surely, as in his best days, Milos Raonic confirmed that the good feelings he had shown throughout the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati were not a mirage. The Canadian, who lifted a match point against Krajinovic in the quarterfinals, beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, fourth seed, with authority (7-6 (5) and 6-3) and will play a final more than two years after playing last at Stuttgart 2018 (not winning a title since Brisbane 2016) .

As if it bothered him that he had to come back and then play a high-level game, with a title at stake, two days before the start of the US Open, Tsitsipas disconnected in the second set after losing the first in the tiebreaker. Raonic took the lead (3-1) and closed the victory with too much comfort, helped by his 12 direct aces and an overall service performance that allowed him to give up a single break point throughout the game, which he also saved.

Raonic obtained his best result in this event, which until now were the semi-finals that he had already played without luck in 2014 and 2016, and will try to lift his first Masters 1,000 trophy on the fourth attempt (he is 0-3 in category finals and this is his 25th overall in the ATP). His rival: Djokovic or Bautista.

Results of the day.



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