not to mention, tomic's 2nd serve is another serious liability. raonic's ground game also is the area he needs to work on. raonic's 2nd delivery is quite good, he has a good 2nd serve, so u can't really attack it.
aus open so far
Men's Singles 2nd serve points won leaders
Rank Player Country Matches 2nd serve points won
1 N.Djokovic SRB 3 53 of 72 = 74 %
2 M.Raonic CAN 3 65 of 99 = 66 %
djoko clearly #1. thats why he is the best player currently, because he's got a good 2nd serve now, and a very powerful 1st ball, and hard to attack it. at full flight, djokovic has no weaknesses to exploit.
raonic is no.2.
Are you kidding me? Djokovic's serve is pretty horrendous, it's the impeccable ground game that wins him points, not the second serve. When rally starts, you feel like he'll win the point almost every time. While Raonic's serve is completely is in another dimension (both second and first) compared to pretty much anyone in top 20. However his ground game and RoS is obviously that is holding him back from truly dominating.
If Djokovic had serve of Raonic's quality he would probably win CYGS for several years. Same if Raonic had Djokovic's RoS, movement and RoS.