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02-19-2017 06:22 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Draws Smyczek in R1, should be easy, but Tim's just dominating Canadians right now.
02-18-2017 09:28 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Originally Posted by Loosie View Post
It is, but I think with him being so highly ranked most conversation about him has been in GM. Even last year there wasn't that much talk about him.

If he's healthy Delray Beach should be relatively easy for him with the exception of Del Potro, it depends on how JMDP is doing.
Should be, but it probably won't be, depends on who the qualy is in R1, then Coric is playing decent in R2, probably Edmund-Mannarino QF, could be tough, SF should be tough Querrey-del Potro someone else, the final likely to be tough if he makes it.
02-18-2017 09:22 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

It is, but I think with him being so highly ranked most conversation about him has been in GM. Even last year there wasn't that much talk about him.

If he's healthy Delray Beach should be relatively easy for him with the exception of Del Potro, it depends on how JMDP is doing.
02-08-2017 05:00 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Amazing how dead the Milos sub forum has gone...
02-08-2017 05:00 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Milos in the Players Tribune

Letter to My Future Self | The Players' Tribune

Sponsored of course by New Balance.
08-17-2016 09:38 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

He beat Isner 7-6, 7-6 in Cincinnati today. I would have hated to see him go 0-4 against a one-dimensional player. In the round of 16 he plays Sugita or Mahut. Quite winnable. Quarterfinals would be against Thiem or Monfils. It should be another decent week for the Canadian.
08-16-2016 03:56 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Raonic playing doubles in Cincinnati with Zimonjic, they won their first round match in 3 sets over Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin. Klassen/Ram next.
05-19-2016 07:29 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

The 8th seed for RG is great news. Raonic has worked hard this year, so after the worst Rome draw possible -- that looked like it would make it impossible to get a top 8 seed for RG -- it's nice to see his effort to gain points rewarded with what should be a more reasonably balanced draw. Some of the early-middle rounds could still be challenging, with some good young players starting to make inroads, but I can live with that. Not much difference between three of the four top quarters IMO (Murray, Wawrinka, Nadal)...all will be tough, but there's a good chance to win if Milos brings his AO level game. Not so much Djokovic's quarter though.
05-06-2016 07:18 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Dear god Raonic's draw for Rome is disgusting.

Cecchinato -> Kyrigos -> Nadal -> Djokovic -> Federer/Nishikori -> Murray/Wawrinka.

Unless a miracle happens there goes his QF or better streak to start the year, and also likely any chance at #8 seed for FO.

If he loses today he's 20 points behind Berdych for 9th and 90 behind Ferrer for 8th (that counts taking off their points for Rome last year)
04-25-2016 08:30 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

Milos has updated his official schedule for the first time since the beginning of the year ... and he has added both Madrid & Basel. I know there has been speculation that he was planning to play Madrid all along, but I'm guessing not; his original schedule as posted was his original plan --- and that plan was changed because of his injury. Here's my rationale:

1. At the beginning of the year he stated that he was putting his focus on 6 events this year - the 4 slams, Toronto, & the Olympics.
2. He honestly believed he had improved enough to have a decent shot at those (we'll see if that is realistic or overly optimistic .. but you've gotta give kudos for the attitude)
3. So, he was going to define his schedule such that he was primed for these 6 events ... even if it meant sacrificing being in top form (or even attending) one of the big 1000s
4. Now originally, because of his plan to skip Rotterdam (and Europe indoor season) to make the NBA all-star appearance, & because he was committed to the 1st DC, his schedule after the Aus Open was going to be:
- Delray
- Mexico
- DC
- IW
- Miami

That is 5 events straight without a break -- with plans to go deep in all of them. That is a heck of a lot of tennis & he would have been due for a some type of recharge time --- particularly since the break between Wimbledon & Toronto has been shrunk & that won't be as big of a layoff.

So, he could have skipped Monte Carlo I guess & taken a break until starting his clay season in Madrid, but Monte Carlo is his second home event ... so, the original plan I believe was absolutely to skip Madrid and have a 3 week break after Monte Carlo.

But now, with his injuries & missed events, my guess is he changed his plans and Madrid is back on the schedule (as is Basel incidentally --- actually that had to be added for him to get his 4 500's in for the year since he missed Mexico).

Oh, and BTW, I'm betting Milos told Tennis Canada all along that he would commit to DC R1 to try to keep them in World Group, but that that R2 (right after Wimbledon) was unlikely.

Anyways, bottom line is he is planning to play Madrid -- here's hoping that abductor issue is permanently behind him.
03-27-2016 11:48 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

a match with Sock is some 24 hours ahead.
shall be a nice one.
03-27-2016 08:19 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

After seeing most of the matches yesterday and missing Raonics match, the heat and humidity may have played a role in his play.
With any luck his next match will be an evening encounter with Sock being the last seeded American , and the temp won't be
an issue.
I'd like to see Raonic handle Sock the way he handled Tomic at IW, they played close matches in the past , but Raonics improvements showed even with serving under 50% versus Tomic. Something like 64 63 with 65% 1st serve in, would be nice to see!

Now Kyrgios could be a real threat if he's in form, we shall see soon enough.
03-27-2016 12:08 PM
Re: Milos Raonic

My sense was that Milos was taking it easy on the serve ... He did crank it up a few times maybe just to test it out? Yah Sock could be tough ... Saw their match in Toronto 2 years ago .. Milos was fortunate to take that one.

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03-27-2016 03:15 AM
Re: Milos Raonic

Originally Posted by ibreak4coffee View Post
Sock will be tough. I didnt see the match and usually ignore most of the GM commentary - for those here who saw him, did it look like the injury was still nagging him?
Hard to say. His first serve was much slower than usual (averaging around 110), but yet his movement looked okay. To my eye, he seemed to be bothered by something, though it could just be that he doesn't trust that he's physically healthy enough to compete fully.

He didn't grimace or show any signs of discomfort, and there were no visits from the trainer, so there's that at least. Here's what Milos had to say officially about his health:

"I got diagnosed [after Indian Wells] and I was pretty much told it was no kind of rupture or tear, more kind of a strain of some damaged fibers," Raonic said. "I was told that if it looks like its getting better day by day, which it is, that I can challenge myself to make a go here."
Here's a link to the interview this is from.

Sock looks to be playing well right now, and will be a tough matchup I think even if Milos returns to his IW form. Raonic might need to be at his AO level to take it in a straightforward two sets. It should be interesting, since Raonic and Sock comprise two of the only remaining three seeds in that quarter (Kyrgios being the other).
03-27-2016 01:21 AM
Re: Milos Raonic

Sock will be tough. I didnt see the match and usually ignore most of the GM commentary - for those here who saw him, did it look like the injury was still nagging him?
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