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View Poll Results: WWW San Jose crown and how many sets?
Raonic in 2 15 65.22%
Raonic in 3 6 26.09%
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Istomin in 3 2 8.70%
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WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

I think it'll go three sets. Hard to pick a winner cauz I like both, but I'll say Raonic because of experience. Both have a decent ground game (maybe Istomin's is a bit better ) and both have a decent serve. IMO, I think their respective net games will be the crucial element in deciding the match. Can't wait for tennis to prevail here .

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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

dont see raonic losing this, his serve will be too much for istomin im afraid
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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

Loving the Istomin run here but Raonic seems clutch and confident.

I know Istomin can also be clutch against several players but Milos should be a different league, taking into consideration it's the final, and it puts a special pressure on less experienced players.

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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

I haven't seen Istomin this week but knowing his and Raonic's potential rather tough to expect other solution than straight sets win for Mr. Robot.

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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

i am liking raonic in this one but he has to serve big and play his own brand of attacking tennis.

there is no place to hide if raonic is really on today.

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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

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The event is well organised, can see another disturbing something when Istomin serves. Just like last year at Verdasco's serve.
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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

Milos in 2. Might struggle if the serve isnt on form.
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This match is at 00.00 CET right?
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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

I'm definitely rooting for Istomin- he played really well against Benneteau and can do more than just serve. Plus Raonic is "injured."

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I'm definitely rooting for Istomin- he played really well against Benneteau and can do more than just serve. Plus Raonic is "injured."
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Re: WWW San Jose F: (3)Raonic vs Istomin?

Istomin can be one hell of a player when playing well (like when he played Nadal at Queens, US Open and Berdych at Wimbledon), his backhand is really simply stunning to say the least.

However with Raonic's serve I can't see him returning it well enough to pose a big threat, but I can see him taking a set.

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