Bangkok — Canada’s Milos Raonic defeated top-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win the Thailand Open on Sunday at Impact Arena in Bangkok.
The third-seeded Raonic had 18 aces in the final match to claim his fifth tour title. He also improved his record to 2-0 against Berdych, having beaten the Czech player in the Cincinnati Masters last year.
“Of course, it feels great to win the title,” said Raonic. “The first set was about finding rhythm. Once I did I was solid after that.”
Berdych said he was quite disappointed to lose the match, but congratulated Raonic on winning the tournament.
Berdych is the only one of the world’s top 10 players yet to win a title in 2013.
In the doubles final, third-seeded Jamie Murray and John Peers defeated fourth-seeded Tomasz Bednarek and Johan Brunstrom 6-3, 3-6, 10-6. Image/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP/Getty Images