Raonic to face Federer in Brisbane International final

"Everything is just getting a little bit better," says Karl Hale, director of the Rogers Cup, who has been watching Milos play for more than a decade.(Tertius Pickard/AP)

Looking for his eighth ATP singles title, Milos Raonic is in tough.

The 25-year-old will face world No. 3 Roger Federer in a rematch of last year’s final at the Brisbane International early Sunday morning. Federer won the 2015 final 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 over Raonic, and has earned nine victories in 10 meetings against the Canadian.


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Raonic’s only win against Federer came at the Paris Masters in 2014 as he earned a 7-6, 7-5 straight-sets victory against the 17-time Grand Slam winner.

Here's how the two stack up:

Year Tournament Winner Game results
2015 Indian Wells Roger Federer 7-5, 6-4
2015 Brisbane International Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
2014 ATP World Tour Finals Roger Federer 6-1, 7-6
2014 Paris Masters Milos Raonic 7-6, 7-5
2014 Cincinnati Masters Roger Federer 6-2, 6-3
2014 Wimbledon Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
2013 Australian Open Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
2012 Halle Open Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
2012 Madrid Open Roger Federer 4-6, 7-5, 7-6
2012 Indian Wells Roger Federer 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

The two players last met in the semifinals at Indian Wells in 2015. Federer earned a 7-5, 6-4 victory before losing in the final to Novak Djokovic.