Milos Raonic claims Barcelona win
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BARCELONA, Spain -- Milos Raonic, a Canadian who trains in Barcelona, won on clay for the first time this year, beating Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Barcelona Open.
Raonic served seven aces in the tight match to win for the first time in a month.
Rafael Nadal's bid for a seventh Barcelona title begins later in the week. The second-ranked Spaniard won the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth straight time last week.
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