(ISN) – Montreal, August 17, 2014 – For the sixth time in their six career meetings, Milos
Raonic (Thornhill, ON) was defeated by the great Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro
defeated Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Western and Southern Open on
Saturday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The first set was dominated by Federer. He won all 16 points played on his serve and
managed to break Raonic twice. The 23-year-old Canadian managed to make more of a
dent on the Federer serve in the second set, but the Swiss managed to break serve
for a third time in the eighth game of the second frame, erasing a 40-0 Raonic lead,
to score a straight sets victory.
Federer advances to his second straight Masters 1000 final after finishing as the
runner up at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto last week. He will
face Spaniard David Ferrer for the title on Sunday. Meanwhile, Raonic was playing in
his second Masters 1000 semifinal of the season. He will now head to New York for
the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam event of 2014.
Pospisil and Sock reach third straight final in Cincinnati
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) and American Jack Sock remain undefeated since first
teaming up to play Wimbledon doubles earlier this summer. The pair advanced to their
third straight final on Saturday in Cincinnati after getting the better of Frenchmen
Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-6 in the semifinals.
They will go after their third consecutive title on Sunday against the top-ranked
Bryan brothers, whom Pospisil and Sock beat in the Wimbledon final.
On Friday, Pospisil and Sock became the first doubles team in ATP World Tour history
to begin their partnership with thirteen consecutive wins.