Result: Milos Raonic sees off Tomas Berdych in Cincinnati

Milos Raonic
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Milos Raonic battles to a hard-fought victory over Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Cincinnati Open.

Milos Raonic has battled to a hard-fought victory over Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Cincinnati Open.

It was an evenly-matched affair with both players struggling through shaky spells, but the Canadian edged it 6-4 2-6 6-2.

There was little to separate the pair in the first set until Berdych struck the net to hand his opponent a break for 5-4, allowing him go on and clinch it.

The Czech raised his game in the second, and looked the stronger of the two. Raonic double-faulted while 5-2 down to make it one set apiece.

It was Raonic who turned up the heat in the decider. He broke early to go 2-1 up and again to make it 5-2 before holding his nerve and seizing victory with a powerful serve.

Raonic will take on Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-final of the competition.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060