Haas sets up Raonic final
Tommy Haas tamed John Isner's serve to book a place in the final of the SAP Open against top seed and two-time defending champion Milos Raonic.
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The 34-year-old German broke once in each set to seal a 6-3 6-4 win over the second-seeded American - whose serve was nigh-on inpregnable against Xavier Malisse in the quarter-final - in a match which took exactly an hour.
"I saw his serve extremely well today, and that obviously helps when you're playing someone like him," Haas, seeded four, told www.atptour.com.
"This is the type of surface where if you can hold serve and put some pressure on the opponent, it really works out well."
Haas, the oldest player in the top 50, will face 22-year-old Raonic in the final after the Candian beet third seed Sam Querrey 6-4 6-2.
Raonic was rarely troubled by his American opponent and did not face a single break point.
He has never previously faced Haas.