Haas: Raonic can beat anyone indoors

by: Matt Cronin February 18, 2013

After Milos Raonic overpowered Tommy Haas, 6-4, 6-3, to win his third consecutive San Jose title, the German says the 14th-ranked Canadian is a force indoors.

“If he plays like that consistently, on this type of surface, in this arena, take anybody at the top of the world and I would say he’s got a shot at beating them,” said Haas. “He played extremely well. His placement on the serve was extremely good. His speed and power, at times 144, 145 [M.P.H.], especially on that surface, where it kind of skids and goes through—it’s really tough to try to control and get it back. From the baseline, he played really risky. He saw my serve really well, returned really well. … I didn’t play a bad match—I just came up against a guy who played some unbelievable tennis.”

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