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.


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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