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Milos Gets His Triple
Milos Raonic d. Tommy Haas 6/4, 6/3
Tommy Haas showed up at the HP Pavilion armed with his best game, ready to rumble – only problem with that is that Milos Raonic did exactly the same. The 2013 version of Raonic is a much more mature player than the versions that won the 2011 and 2012 SAP Open titles. Raonic has exponentially improved his ground game while maintaining the booming serve, and he’s added mastery of the scorching return to his repertoire. It’s a recipe for unbeatable in this arena, and Raonic’s noticeably high level of confidence reflects that.
“I think I’m a much better player in general and I think I’m a much better competitor,” Raonic said. “I think I have a lot more experience and know better how to deal with certain situations. I’m more of a complete player.”
Raonic broke Haas’ serve early in the 1st set, and then again at midpoint in the 2nd, and we all know that’s not a good thing when playing Raonic – his serve is just too strong to cou
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