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Canada's Milos Raonic beats Tipsarevic to capture Chennai Open tennis title

01/08/2012 10:20 EST | Updated 03/09/2012 05:12 EST
CHENNAI, India - Canada's Milos Raonic has captured his second career ATP title.

The hard-serving 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., won the Chennai Open, defeating top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Spain, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4).

The fourth-seeded Raonic, who beat Nicolas Almagro of Spain in the semifinals, hit 35 aces in a marathon match that lasted three hours 16 minutes.

The Canadian is 2-1 in ATP World Tour finals, claiming his first title in San Jose last February. He followed that up by finishing runner-up to Andy Roddick in Memphis a week later.

Raonic rose from No. 156 in the rankings to a career-high 25th last season before moving down slightly to his current No. 31. He won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award last year.

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