Cilic downs Raonic for Istanbul title

Croatia's Marin Cilic outdueled top seed Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to claim the Istanbul Open title on Sunday.

It is Marin Cilic’s his second title on clay.   -  Getty Images

Croatia's Marin Cilic outdueled top seed Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to claim the Istanbul Open title on Sunday.

World number eight Cilic defeated Raonic in a battle of big hitters to secure his 17th career title — just his second on clay — in little over two hours.

For last year's Wimbledon runner-up Raonic it was a fifth straight loss in a final, with his last title coming in Brisbane at the start of 2016.