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Raonic Tops Istomin To Repeat As SAP Open Champion

San Jose, California, Feb 20: Milos Raonic captured a second straight SAP Open championship Sunday, rolling past Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6 (3), 6-2 behind a powerful serve nobody in San Jose could solve.Raonic (Rau-nitch)

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 20, 2012 12:01 IST ]
raonic tops istomin to repeat as sap open champion
raonic tops istomin to repeat as sap open champion

San Jose, California, Feb 20: Milos Raonic captured a second straight SAP Open championship Sunday, rolling past Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6 (3), 6-2 behind a powerful serve nobody in San Jose could solve.


Raonic (Rau-nitch) ripped only seven aces in the final but took control of points from the start, turning the tournament into a serving exhibition in the climate-controlled conditions of an indoor arena.

The Canadian has dropped only two service games in two years in San Jose.

After hip surgery following a slip on Wimbledon's grass last year stalled his season, Raonic is rising rapidly again.

The 21-year-old began the tournament ranked 32nd and will head to Memphis next week as one of the favorites.

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