Raonic tops Pospisil for DC title
08/03/2014 3:43 PM
08/03/2014 8:21 PM
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Milos Raonic captured his sixth career ATP Tour title on Sunday with a straight-set win over fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Citi Open.
The second-seeded Raonic broke Pospisil four times on the way to a 6-1, 6-4 win in 67 minutes.
"I had a chance to break in every single game in that first set," Raonic said. "Then I continued to play solid after that. All in all, a very good performance and an important moment for me."
Raonic, 23, reached his first final of the year after winning twice in each of the past two seasons. He had nine aces in the match and collected $316,400 for the win.
Pospisil, 24 years old and seeded 13th, played in his first career ATP final and took home $142,650.
"I wasn't nervous about playing in the final," Pospisil said. "It was a combination of (Raonic) playing very well and me being a little bit heavy- legged. It took me a little bit to get into the match, to get my groove and get the legs going a little bit."
It was the second-ever meeting between the players after Raonic's three-set victory last year in the semifinals in Montreal.
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