Tennis - Raonic rips Pospisil in first all-Canada final

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Tennis - Raonic rips Pospisil in first all-Canada final
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Milos Raonic of Canada returns a shot to Donald Young of the United States during their seim-final match during the Citi Open at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis on August 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Rob Carr)

- Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic captured his sixth ATP title Sunday at the Washington Open, defeating Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-4 in the tour's first all-Canadian final.

In his first event since producing his best Grand Slam showing, Raonic took the top prize of $316,400 (235,635 euro) from the $1.9 million (1.4m euros) hardcourt event, a warm-up for the US Open starting later this month.

Raonic had not won an ATP crown since last September at Bangkok and had not reached a final since losing to Juan Martin Del Potro last October in Tokyo.

In only the second ATP final between players born in the 1990s, 23-year-old Raonic ripped through the first set against 24-year-old Pospisil in just 29 minutes, breaking three times and dropping only four points on his serve.


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