Raonic beats Pouille for place in Stuttgart Open final | Inquirer Sports

Raonic beats Pouille for place in Stuttgart Open final

/ 12:37 AM June 17, 2018

Milos Raonic celebrates after he beats Lucas Pouille in their semifinal tennis match during the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Saturday June 16, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

STUTTGART, Germany — Milos Raonic beat defending champion Lucas Pouille 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the final of the Stuttgart Open on Saturday.

The seventh-seeded Canadian had 19 aces and saved the only break point he faced.

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Roger Federer plays Nick Kyrgios later in the other semifinal at the grass-court tournament.

It was Raonic’s fourth straight-sets victory of the week as he reached his first final since the 2017 Istanbul Open. He won his last title at the 2016 Brisbane International.

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