After defeating Roger Federer for the first time in seven tries, the Thornhill, Ontario native couldn't break his career goose-egg against world no. 1 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic defeated Raonic for the fourth time in as many meetings as he easily defended his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Djokovic, who did not drop a set during the whole week, won the indoor tournament for the third time and claimed the 20th Masters title of his career.
The Serb also made a big step in his bid to finish the year at the No. 1 spot for a third time, extending his lead over Roger Federer before the ATP Finals in London from Nov. 9-16.
The 23-year-old Raonic, who has never beaten Djokovic in their four meetings, appeared apprehensive and could not convert his few openings.
Djokovic's only scare came in the first set when Raonic won eight straight points but failed to convert three consecutive break opportunities.
The biggest consolation for Raonic coming out of the Paris tournament is that he qualified for the ATP finals in London, November 9-16, one of eight players in the field.Suggest a correction