( February 17, 2013) SAN JOSE
By Kevin Ware
Notes from the Front – Milos Raonic Three-Peats at the Final SAP Open
 Milos Raonic (CAN) d  Tommy Haas (GER) 6-4, 6-3
Milos Raonic completed a week of dominating tennis by defeating Tommy Haas in straight sets to become only the third man to three-peat in the SAP Open’s 125 year history, and the first in the Open Era. Though some great players have won this tournament 3 times or more, the three-peat hasn’t been accomplished since Tony Trabert (1953-55). With this win at the final SAP Open, Raonic has indeed joined the ranks of an elite few.
The term “dominating” is actually an understatement for Raonic’s play when you look at his accomplishments at this tournament. He won without dropping serve the entire week, and only faced one break point in 39 service holds. Additionally, Raonic has never dropped a set during his three year run at the SAP Open, winning 24 sets in a row. These are remarkable numbers from a player who’s won th...