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  • Haas stands in way of Raonic San Jose three-peat

    2/17/13 4:36 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Haas stands in way of Raonic San Jose three-peat Milos Raonic will try to make it three for three in San Jose when he takes the court on Sunday. Standing in his way of another title is Tommy Haas.

    In the last year of the SAP Open, Milos Raonic will try to end the era with a third consecutive title. The 13th-ranked Canadian has triumphed the last two seasons and he boasts an absolutely flawless record at the event. Raonic is 11-0 in matches and 22-0 in sets, plus 9-0 in tiebreakers.

    The top seed did not even need a 'breaker in Saturday's semifinal against Sam Querrey, whom he defeated 6-4, 6-2. Raonic preceded that victory with routine wins over Michael Russell and 2012 runner-up Denis Istomin.

    Next up for Raonic is a first-ever showdown against Tommy Haas. The 34-year-old German cooled off last fall and earlier this season, but he appears to be back in the form that carried him to a remarkable first half of 2012. Following a first-round bye in San Jose, Haas disposed of North Americans Jesse Levine, Steve Johnson, and John Isner all in straight sets.

    "Making the finals of another ATP event really makes me proud," said Haas, who is 13-11 lifetime in title matches. "I'm happy to have that chance and hopefully I can play a very good match again tomorrow."

    The world No. 22 is playing well enough to win, but this might as well be Raonic's home court even though it is not in his home country. There seems to be no stopping Raonic in San Jose, so look for him to triumph after two competitive sets.


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RickyDimon , 2/17/13 7:11 AM


Can't resist...

Another game for MILOS!!!!!!!!

...in three sets.

#Vamos

Conspirator , 2/17/13 12:23 PM


I also say Raonic in 3 - no German has won it as yet- so he will take a set- but Raonic will three peat as the Canadian (and althought not his home like a home)

MAGICJOHNSON76 , 2/17/13 1:09 PM


If Tommy Haas can hold his own serve, he stands a chance. I am rooting for him simply because I think Raonic is too smug.

holdserve , 2/17/13 4:38 PM


if Haas wins more sets than Raonic, he stands a chance.

RickyDimon , 2/17/13 5:29 PM


I hope Haas can do it. Head says Raonic in a best of 3.

racquet , 2/17/13 11:55 PM


heh..the commentator just summed up the match perfectly: "Raonic's serve has taken the tennis out of this final". Couldn't have put it better.

racquet , 2/18/13 12:47 AM


Milos has developed a good return game.Huge improvement in his backhand.

stratocast51 , 2/18/13 1:40 AM


Serving is a part of tennis. Happy Family Day/National Flag of Canada Day????????? Canada,eh!

chr18 , 2/18/13 1:42 AM


Another game for MILOS!!!!!!!!

Top 10 this year Milos!!!

#VamosEh?

Conspirator , 2/18/13 2:43 AM


Haas lost. Had he held serve, he might have had a chance in the tiebreak though after watching the match, I doubt it.

holdserve , 2/18/13 2:52 AM



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