Federer rolls over Raonic at Western & Southern Open

Milos Raonic of Canada reacts during a match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Western &...

Milos Raonic of Canada reacts during a match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 16, 2014. (Jonathan Moore/Getty Images/AFP)

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, Last Updated: 1:09 AM ET

For the sixth time in as many career tries on Saturday, Canada's Milos Raonic was unable to tackle one of tennis' all-time giants, Roger Federer.

In a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, Raonic lost to the Swiss legend in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

Fifth-seeded Raonic double faulted three times over the course of the match, which took an hour and eight minutes to complete. The Thornhill, Ont., native failed to get his nasty service game going, registering just six aces.

David Ferrer is Federer's opponent in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final set for Sunday. Spaniard Ferrer, the tournament's sixth seed, defeated unseeded Julien Benneteau in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the final.

In men's doubles action earlier in the day, Vernon, B.C.'s Vasek Pospisil and American partner Jack Sock took down Benneteau and fellow Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin in three sets, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-6.

Pospisil-Sock (unseeded) had a 60% second-serve return rate compared to 35% from Benneteau-Roger-Vasselin (seeded sixth).

The Canadian-American duo moves on to face the top men's doubles pair in the world, Mike and Bob Bryan, in the final. Also on Saturday, the Bryans defeated countrymen Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey in the tournament's other semifinal.


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