Tennis

Milos Raonic gets bumped from Delray following semifinal loss

American Reilly Opelka defeated Canadian Milos Raonic on Sunday, before beating unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan to win the Delray Beach Open men's title.

American Reilly Opelka defeats unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in final

Milos Raonic suffered a 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 semifiinal loss to American Reilly Opelka at the Delray Beach Open men's tennis tournament on Sunday. (@TennisCanada/Twitter)

American Reilly Opelka defeated Canadian Milos Raonic on Sunday to advance to the final of the Delray Beach Open men's tennis tournament.

The six-foot-11, 225-pound Opelka secured a 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 semifinal win over Raonic. The two were relegated to playing Sunday after their match Saturday night was postponed due to rain.

Opelka tied the head-to-head series 1-1. Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., won the first meeting last year at Wimbledon in straight sets.

Opelka went on to beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets to win his second career ATP Tour title.

WATCH | Milos Raonic falls to Reilly Opelka in Delray semis:

Canadian and No.2 seeded Milos Raonic taken down in three sets by Reilly Opelka in the semifinals.  1:14

With files from Reuters

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