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SAP OPEN
San Jose, U.S.A.


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles - Final

[1] M Raonic (CAN) d [4] T Haas (GER) 64 63

Doubles - Final
[4] X Malisse (BEL) / F Moser (GER) d [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) / M Matosevic (AUS) 60 67(5) 10-4



SUNDAY REVIEW – RAONIC CLINCHES THREE-PEAT; MALISSE/MOSER TRIUMPH

•    World No. 13 Milos Raonic won his fourth ATP World Tour title. He won all 39 of his service games this week, facing just one break point.
•    Raonic became the first player to win three straight Bay Area tournament titles in the Open Era (since 1968) and the first since Tony Trabert from 1953-55.
•    During his three-year run at the event, Raonic won all 24 sets he played.
•    Xavier Malisse and Frank Moser captured their first team title. Malisse successfully retained the crown, while Moser collected his first ATP World Tour trophy.
•    This was the final edition of the SAP Open. The tournament ran for 125 years since its inception in 1889.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID   

Milos Raonic: “It’s pretty awesome. It’s pretty special. It’s more than just the trophies that I have. It’s the little things that come with it. There was always the maple syrup story. The San Jose Sharks jersey. It all means a lot. With this event, that has had so many great champions, it’s pretty special. To sort of one-up it and three-peat is pretty awesome.”

On the improvement of his all-around game: “Today, I’m more of a complete player. I was able to put pressure on him in most of his service games. I was able to hold quite handily, which I’ve shown I can do in the past. I was able to create pressure every game. It wasn’t just one game. I was getting to a lot of deuce games.”

Tommy Haas: “There was nothing I could have done. I didn’t play a bad match. I just came up against a guy who played phenomenal tennis today. He didn’t give me any looks on his serve. All the credit to him for that. He served extremely well. He has a lot of confidence. He took risks when he had to and got rewarded for it. That’s his game and that’s what makes him so tough.”

Xavier Malisse: “We couldn't do anything wrong until 4-0 in the second set. Everything was going well. I knew it was an important game when I lost my serve. They started playing better and making a lot of returns. Luck turned a little bit to their side, so it can go quickly. But we fought hard. I’ve had some good times here, so it’s been a nice ride.”

Frank Moser: “It feels so nice. I was having so much fun playing with Xavier. I'm just really happy. I lost three times [in a final before] and I didn't want to lose another one.”


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