The ‘best of three’ final consisted of three tie-breaks it’s a rarity as well as a match of this type deprived of a break of serve. Raonic & Tipsarevic couldn’t break each other despite break points in six games. Particularly interesting was the first of those games at 2:1 for Raonic in the opener, when Tipsarevic saved three consecutive ad-break points serving aces almost excatly in the same spot (down the T). In the 2nd set the Canadian trailed 3:4 (15/40) – saved those mini-match points with ace & overhead. He was two points away from defeat at 5:6 (30-all) – he won one of the longest rallies of the final then.
Raonic’s route to his 2nd title:
2 Victor Hanescu 6-1, 6-4
Q Dudi Sela 7-6(4), 6-3
S Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4
W Janko Tipsarevic 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
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