Milos Raonic says his service helped him win the tournament after beating JankoTipsarevic in the final

Fourth seed Milos Raonic outlasted Serbian top seed Janko Tipsarevic in an enthralling Chennai Open final that took three hours and thirteen minutes yesterday. The quality of the final was very high and kept the crowd guessing till the very end, with  the 21-year-old Canadian registering a hard fought 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4) to win his second ATP title.

Giant killer: Raonic celebrates his Chennai Open triumph. Pic/AFP

Raonic, who won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award recently, had to fight through higher caliber opponents including World No 10 Nicolas Almagro, Dudi Sela and Victor Hanescu en route to the final against the World No 9.  After the match, Raonic said: "I am very pleased with the way I played today particularly my serve.

I would rate my serve in the tournament as 9/10. I created a lot of opportunities but Janko saved them with some great tennis. I have been on the tour for just over a year and played only about 60 matches. I am still learning what to do on court. What balls to go for and which ones to be cautious of."