Stanislas Wawrinka gets better of Milos Raonic to reach Rotterdam final



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Stanislas Wawrinka gets better of Milos Raonic to reach Rotterdam final

Tennis: The 2014 Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has reached the final of the ABN Amro World Tennis tournament in Rotterdam by edging the second seed Milos Raonic in two tie-breaks. Wawrinka remained in top 4 for one whole year after winning his maiden Grand Slam title and dropped 4 places to go down to 8th spot now, but apparently he is not satisfied and he is working to get his place back.

Wawrinka was up against Raonic, who he had beaten in all three meetings between them. And in every meeting there was atleast one set that went to a tie-break. So once again the first set went to a tie-break which Wawrinka easily won 7-3. The second set also went to a tie-break and Raonic had two set points at 6-4, but Wawrinka saved them to win the tie-break 9-7 and reached the final.

Wawrinka served 10 aces and 3 double faults whereas Raonic served 15 aces and 0 double faults. Both players did not get broken throughout the match but the Canadian was surely the better server as he faced only one break point and Wawrinka faced 6. This is Wawrinka's second appearance in Rotterdam and he had made his first appearance 10 years back in 2005, when he had lost to his compatriot, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the second round. Also Read: Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych go through to the Quarterfinals in Rotterdam Also Read: Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic also reach the Quarterfinals in Rotterdam