Raonic stopped by Djokovic in Indian Wells final

Sunday, Mar 20

Milos Raonic had his run at the BNP Paribas Open come to an end on Sunday, as he lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-0 in the championship match at Indian Wells.

No. 12-seeded Raonic never really found his way in the match, getting broken in his first two service games. He did visit the trainer following the first set but returned to complete the final. Overall, he was simply overmatched by Djokovic, who broke Raonic five times while never facing a single break point himself. Djokovic, who successfully defended his title from the year before, won 63 per cent of the total points.

Regardless of the loss, Raonic (who was a semifinalist at Indian Wells last season) is set to move up the rankings. Currently at world No. 14, he should rise closer to a return to Top 10 at No. 12. His record through three tournaments in 2016 is an impressive 14-2, including the Brisbane title, Australian Open semifinals, and Indian Wells final. His career-high ranking is world No. 4, earned last May.

Next up for the Canadian star will be the Miami Open in Florida, beginning later this week.