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WWW: R3 Roland Garros: Juan Monaco (13) - Milos Raonic (19)

Nr 1 Fan
05-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Very interesting match-up I think.
Raonic cruised through the draw up till now, but his opponents weren't really high quality players.
Monaco in 4 I would say.

BroTree123
05-31-2012, 11:48 AM
Good match this.

Won't mind whoever goes through, just hope it will be an excellent slugfest.

misty1
05-31-2012, 11:53 AM
im thinking monaco in 4

romismak
05-31-2012, 11:54 AM
Hope Milos will win, but Monaco is to solid for him from baseline, simply Monaco will win far more baseline rallies, Monaco´s serve is nothing special so Milos will have chances on return, but it will depend how well he will play on crucial points and how he will serve - FS % in 50s will be this time probably not good for Milos. I say Monaco in 4-5 sets- in 5th Monaco must be favoured, because there is no tie-break.

asmazif
05-31-2012, 11:56 AM
Pico takes this (in however long it takes) I feel.

MaratandMilos
05-31-2012, 12:01 PM
I'll say Milos in 4.

If Milos serves well, he should be able to pull this off (as he'll have enough opportunities to break off Monaco's serve). He's also a better tiebreak player as well. I can also see Monaco failing in the clutch if it goes four or five sets.

chenx15
05-31-2012, 12:07 PM
heart milos; head Monaco

samanosuke
05-31-2012, 12:08 PM
no way Milos is gonna. Rafa's fanboy vs Rafa's tricky opponent could have just one outcome . Feel sorry for Milos, 2 tournaments in a row has to face this curse

tennishero
05-31-2012, 12:10 PM
tennis wins in 4

Wing Man Frank
05-31-2012, 12:11 PM
If Monaco is being taken to two tie-breakers by Rosol, you have to feel Raonic has every chance.

m9m9m9m9m9
05-31-2012, 12:12 PM
Pico in close 4
Milos will not be able to overpower his opponent easily like he did in last 2 matches
prove me wrong please Milos :)

misty1
05-31-2012, 12:12 PM
If Monaco is being taken to two tie-breakers by Rosol, you have to feel Raonic has every chance.

not really. Rosol is actually pretty good on clay and when he's in that zone he can hit winners from pretty much at will it seems. Plus he did serve very well and that kept things close

monaco was never in danger of losing this one though

viruzzz
05-31-2012, 12:26 PM
Milos in 4.

Looner
05-31-2012, 12:26 PM
I hope for Milos in 4 max but realistically Monaco to hand his buddy a place in the last 8 after he wins in 4.

Wing Man Frank
05-31-2012, 12:31 PM
not really. Rosol is actually pretty good on clay and when he's in that zone he can hit winners from pretty much at will it seems. Plus he did serve very well and that kept things close

monaco was never in danger of losing this one though

Whereas Raonic can't hit winners? Or serve well?

AnotherGameFor
05-31-2012, 12:40 PM
Milos def needs to get his first serve in better than he has so far. 50% and 55% 1st serve percentage isn't going to cut it for him on this surface vs good opponents (incredibly with a barely above 50% 1st serve % he has only been broken once in 2 matches....).

So I say Milos in 4.

ZaZoo)
05-31-2012, 12:46 PM
no way Milos is gonna. Rafa's fanboy vs Rafa's tricky opponent could have just one outcome . Feel sorry for Milos, 2 tournaments in a row has to face this curse

this, it's nid monaco in 3.

Looner
05-31-2012, 12:50 PM
Raonic needs Chuck Norris to overcome the 'next round opponent of RN' curse.

Sri
05-31-2012, 01:04 PM
Milos if sunny. Monaco if cloudy. When do they play?

reery
05-31-2012, 01:55 PM
Milos.

ossie
05-31-2012, 02:20 PM
raonic will steamroll monaco to set up the match many people are looking forward to.

LaFuria
05-31-2012, 03:10 PM
Battle of my two countries.

Hoping for Milos, but he's pretty useless on clay, so Pico in 4.

duchuy89
05-31-2012, 03:13 PM
Monaco 4.

ServeVolley
05-31-2012, 03:25 PM
Hoping for Milos in four. Nadal and Monaco have played three times on clay, and Nadal's breadsticked the Argentine five times. :facepalm:

ChampionshipPoints
05-31-2012, 03:55 PM
You guys forgot that it's the same Milos who almost took Federer out not too long ago? Facing a rather average server in Monaco ==> high return percentage.
I'm confident he'll be able to raise his level high enough to beat Pico in 3 or 4 sets.

misty1
05-31-2012, 03:59 PM
Whereas Raonic can't hit winners? Or serve well?

what part of my post implied anything bad about milos?
did i say i thought that monaco would blow milos away? no so shut up

BroTree123
05-31-2012, 04:00 PM
If it goes the distance, Milos will win IMO.

This should be epic. Despite their setbacks, both are fairly confident with their respective forms.

Allez-Ollie
05-31-2012, 05:03 PM
Raonic in 4 sets

born_on_clay
05-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Raonic in 5

Gusztav
05-31-2012, 07:52 PM
Hoping for a good one. Milos in 4.

Titi
05-31-2012, 07:54 PM
Pico looks in good shape to me.

Obviously Milos is a different animal to Rosol, but Pico's game looked in order, served solid, hitting and moving well.

Nice support for the Argentine aswell, would expect a 4 setter at least. Can never write Milos off with his serve but this should be a dogfight.

Clay Death
05-31-2012, 07:55 PM
bye bye milos. i hope you have your seat booked.

BauerAlmeida
05-31-2012, 09:10 PM
Monaco in 4.

MIMIC
05-31-2012, 09:36 PM
EDIT: N/M

Monaco in 4.

LocoPorElTenis
05-31-2012, 09:56 PM
Most interesting match of the 3rd round, no doubt. Milos in 5.

Orange Wombat
05-31-2012, 10:03 PM
Hmmm...the longer it goes, more chance for Pico I think...he has too much fitness. But then again Monaco will leave a lot of short balls hanging, which Raonic will crush.

Pico in 5:D

MTwEeZi
05-31-2012, 10:17 PM
I don't see Raonic as a threat on this surface. He did beat Murray this season but Murray is not the standard for judgement.

Clay Death
05-31-2012, 10:21 PM
affirmative.

end of the line for milos.

allpro
06-01-2012, 12:24 AM
monaco in five.

Topspindoctor
06-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Raonic hopefully.

The Nadal vs Raonic match will be true final of the RG.

Gilloulou
06-01-2012, 12:55 AM
Roanic in 4. only for the odd chance/hope he might dent the Nadal wagon a bit. Tennis cannot take an 8 hour final and survive

Orka_n
06-01-2012, 01:01 AM
Knowing Nadal's luck: Monaco in 2. (4-6 2-6 2-5 ret.)

r2473
06-01-2012, 02:21 AM
I'm going with Raonic in 3.

duchuy89
06-01-2012, 02:33 AM
I chrees Monaco.

Topspindoctor
06-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Knowing Nadal's luck: Monaco in 2. (4-6 2-6 2-5 ret.)

Nadal doesn't need luck on clay.

shiaben
06-01-2012, 04:12 AM
Nadal needing luck on clay lol.

duchuy89
06-01-2012, 05:08 AM
I love Nadal.

henke007
06-01-2012, 06:37 AM
Monaco to complete Rafa's BYE to the final here i guess...

samanosuke
06-01-2012, 06:55 AM
:lol: at people here. obviously still haven't met mister R. Nadal and his tio Toni

Hian-GOAT
06-01-2012, 11:29 AM
Nadal doesn't need luck on clay.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/snow-white.gif
Nadal sucks :wavey:

Go Pico :inlove:

Wing Man Frank
06-01-2012, 12:03 PM
what part of my post implied anything bad about milos?
did i say i thought that monaco would blow milos away? no so shut up

You justified Monaco being taken to two breakers vs a very average Rosol on his serve and his ability to hit winners.

Given that Raonic has a better serve and is more capable on both wins, it completely nullifies your reasoning.

DUCY?

misty1
06-01-2012, 12:14 PM
You justified Monaco being taken to two breakers vs a very average Rosol on his serve and his ability to hit winners.

Given that Raonic has a better serve and is more capable on both wins, it completely nullifies your reasoning.

DUCY?

yeah i did. I gave a reason why rosol wasnt blown away

has nothing to do with the match v.s raonic

Wing Man Frank
06-01-2012, 12:17 PM
yeah i did. I gave a reason why rosol wasnt blown away

has nothing to do with the match v.s raonic

If Rosol was able to stay in the match vs Monaco because of his serve and ability to hits winners, you don't think it'll have any impact whatsoever on Raonic?

Think. Just think.

misty1
06-01-2012, 12:23 PM
If Rosol was able to stay in the match vs Monaco because of his serve and ability to hits winners, you don't think it'll have any impact whatsoever on Raonic?

Think. Just think.

once again i never said monaco would blow raonic away. Go back and find me where i did

Wing Man Frank
06-01-2012, 12:37 PM
once again i never said monaco would blow raonic away. Go back and find me where i did

I'm not sure if English is your first language, so let me help you out.

My original post said that if Rosol could make Monaco struggle in two of the three sets then there is every hope for Raonic.

You countered by saying that the reason Monaco needed two tie-breakers to beat someone who is in effect a challenger player, is because of Rosol's serve and his ability to hit winners.

Given that Raonic hits more winners and has a better serve, surely that only helps to underline the fact that he has a genuine chance to beat Monaco?

Understand?

bornnl
06-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Looking with that kind of logic Cilic should have won against JMDP because he almost lost to vasselin.
I think Monaco will win but depends about wheather and court and wind

BodyServe
06-01-2012, 07:54 PM
I would be very worried if i was a Monaco fan, sunny tomorrow, as previously said Monaco didn't have much impact on Rosol's serve, can't see him giving trouble to Raonic who seems untouchable on his 1st serve.

misty1
06-01-2012, 08:02 PM
I'm not sure if English is your first language, so let me help you out.

My original post said that if Rosol could make Monaco struggle in two of the three sets then there is every hope for Raonic.

You countered by saying that the reason Monaco needed two tie-breakers to beat someone who is in effect a challenger player, is because of Rosol's serve and his ability to hit winners.

Given that Raonic hits more winners and has a better serve, surely that only helps to underline the fact that he has a genuine chance to beat Monaco?

Understand?

oh english is my first language , i certainly understand what your saying

but i never said monaco beating raonic was a sure thing. I said that i thought monaco would win and that in my oppinion he was the favorite but milos beating him is definately possible.

so basically you started this whole thing over nothing

Manequin75
06-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Nadal will beat either one of them. But I think match with Monaco would better prepare Rafa for his matches with Tipsaveric/Murray/Ferrer/Novak. Raonic match will have no rhythm for Rafa with short points and few rallies. So I will be rooting for Pico - who in my opinion is the favorite in this match anyway.

bornnl
06-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Monaco caught himself on his right ankle in third set after some sliding....it is probably nothing but with nice weather tommorow i will go with Milos i think.....serve is such a weapon these days

Jamoz
06-01-2012, 09:59 PM
Raonic is no Titanic so Rao in 4.

a1canada
06-01-2012, 11:18 PM
every match milos plays is in his own hands,if he's on,monaco has no chance,clay or not,if the unforced errors exceed the winners,monaco takes it.

misty1
06-01-2012, 11:54 PM
every match milos plays is in his own hands,if he's on,monaco has no chance,clay or not,if the unforced errors exceed the winners,monaco takes it.

none of what you said is true

chenx15
06-02-2012, 12:06 AM
first real test for milos

Snowwy
06-02-2012, 12:10 AM
none of what you said is true

I'd say his post is completely accurate whereas you pretty much said Rosol is better than Raonic on clay, which is laughable.

Fireballer
06-02-2012, 12:16 AM
I'd say his post is completely accurate whereas you pretty much said Rosol is better than Raonic on clay, which is laughable.

it's not accurate that every match Milos plays is in his hands.You will see that if he plays Nadal

156mphserve
06-02-2012, 12:22 AM
Every match anyone plays is in their own hands. They could go into Nadal/Federer/Djokovic combined talent multipled by 100 god mode where they hit a winner every shot, and never make errors.

It's unlikely but it's in their hands whether they do so or not

misty1
06-02-2012, 12:25 AM
I'd say his post is completely accurate whereas you pretty much said Rosol is better than Raonic on clay, which is laughable.

i never said that rosol was better on clay than milos at all. You made a post that pointed out that monaco was taken to tiebreaks on rosol and i said the reason for that was that lukas played and served really well.

i never at any point said lukas was a better player in any way then milos and if you can find where i did i would love for you to go back and show that to me. But since i know i didnt i'd like for you not to put words in my mouth

as for every match milos playes being on his racquet- that is not true

howyesno
06-02-2012, 12:30 AM
will be an awesome matchup, clash of styles. milos in 4, time to step up.

Snowwy
06-02-2012, 02:06 PM
i never said that rosol was better on clay than milos at all. You made a post that pointed out that monaco was taken to tiebreaks on rosol and i said the reason for that was that lukas played and served really well.

i never at any point said lukas was a better player in any way then milos and if you can find where i did i would love for you to go back and show that to me. But since i know i didnt i'd like for you not to put words in my mouth

as for every match milos playes being on his racquet- that is not true

I think Monaco will win in 3.

misty1
06-02-2012, 02:09 PM
I think Monaco will win in 3.

I think whoever wins will win in 4. I dont see it going 5..i just dont

milos is to much of a fighter to go down in straight sets and i dont think the match up will allow juan to win in 3 anyway. At the same time if milos serves well like lukas did and takes it to tiebreakers i could see him winning in 3