Raonic falls to Cilic in Is­tan­bul fi­nal

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

IS­TAN­BUL - Canada’s Mi­los Raonic fell just short of a ti­tle in his first tour­na­ment since re­cov­er­ing from a ham­string in­jury, fall­ing 7-6 (3), 6-3 to Croa­tia’s Marin Cilic in Sun­day’s Is­tan­bul Open fi­nal. Raonic, the top seed in Is­tan­bul, had not played on the ATP Tour since with­draw­ing from the Miami Open in March.

“The ten­nis was good and I achieved a lot of the things I would have liked,” said Raonic, who was try­ing for his ninth ATP ti­tle. “Of course I didn’t achieve the ul­ti­mate thing, but I got a much bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how I need to play on clay and I got to play four matches. Th­ese are all pos­i­tive things at the end of the day.”

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