MONTREAL (AP) -- Milos Raonic beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final.
In the final, Canada's top-ranked player will face fourth-seeded Spanish star Rafael Nadal, a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) winner over top-seeded. Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Djokovic won the tournament the last two years and had won 13 straight matches in the event.
The 22-year-old Raonic, from Thornhill, Ontario, will crack the top 10 in the next world rankings after reaching the final of a Masters series event. The last Canadian to win the event was Robert Bedard, who took the last of his three titles in 1958.
On the final point of the third-set tiebreaker, the 11th-seeded Raonic stretched to get to Pospisil's shot at the net, forcing his opponent to make a lunging volley that went into the net.
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- Novak Djokovic
- Vasek Pospisil
- Milos Raonic
- Rafael Nadal