Raonic claims third San Jose crown
Canada's Milos Raonic made short work of fourth seed Tommy Haas as he won the SAP Open in San Jose for the third year running.
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The top-seeded Canadian needed just one break point - in game three - to take the first set against his German opponent, then broke twice in the second for a 6-4 6-3 win.
The 22-year-old was in control throughout and never faced a break point on his own serve, prevailing in an hour and 15 minutes four his fourth career title - three of which have come in San Jose.
Raonic held serve all week and was delighted with his win in what was the last-ever tournament in San Jose - the event moves to Rio de Janeiro next season.
He said: "With this event, that has had so many great champions, it's pretty special. To 'three-peat' is pretty awesome."
The Candian feels his all-round game is much improved since he won the event for the first time in 2011.
"Today, I'm more of a complete player," he added.
"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."
Haas said he was powerless to prevent Raonic romping to victory.
"There was nothing I could have done," he said. "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."