Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to win Thailand Open title

Raonic fired 18 aces to beat top seed Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in the final.

updated: September 29, 2013 17:35 IST
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Bangkok: Canadian Milos Raonic used his thumping serve to ace his way to victory over top seed Tomas Berdych Sunday, with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win at the Thailand Open.

Third seed Raonic took full advantage of his big serve to beat his Czech opponent, firing 18 aces -- his last to set up a pair of match points.

After winning the first set in a tiebreaker, the Canadian tightened his grip in the second to earn the fifth title of his career, converting his first match point with a down-the-line winner after 77 minutes.

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  • Guillaume Rufin
  • Radek Stepanek
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Yen-Hsun Lu
  • Milos Raonic
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Gael Monfils
  • Andy Murray
  • Gilles Simon
  • Tomas Berdych
  • Fernando Verdasco