No BP faced all match. Stunning really. Raonic should be able to defend his QF points IMO with this form. Stef didn't have much of a chance today. Another NextGen gone. They're all gone from the top half now. Zverev/Med/Rublev remain on the other side.
I was hoping for a RBA-Pas 4R match and it's Cilic-Raonic instead. Oh, well. Pas BH was even worse than Raonic's today, and it`s not only losing, but not even winning a set that makes it look so bad. As much as I dislike him, for a brief nanosecond I really thought Pas was a serious threat to the big 3 this AO. Guess I was wrong and he is still closer to the Dimitrov/Zverev league.
milos played well. tsitsipas, as usual against big servers was useless. his return is mediocre at best
marin , if he has anything let should end this though. he has a far better return and can deal with players like raonic much better than tsitsipas can. though the issue with marin will be how much 2 consecutive 5 setters have taken out of him
Super easy match for Botnic. Matches like these make you appreciate Fred's returning and half-volleying skills. Unlike Fred, Tsitsipas has no effective blocking/slice return on his backhand side. In rallies, Raonic just had to use his forehand to Greek's backhand to get a short top spin ball. His forehand dominated the match, loved the forehand return on the deuce side.
Tsitsipas needs to learn how to deal with servebots. Mick was clowning and still looked super comfortable in Washington and ATP cup and now this.
Wow, just created a thread about this match but see someone else beat me to it. Will repeat my comments here:
Really disappointing match for Tsitsipas. Raonic just served too well. I don't think Raonic faced any break points the entire match. The match was quite boring, really, just watching Raonic serve and hit hard. He did well at the net, whereas Tsitsipas didn't really get many opportunities to go to net. It seemed like Tsi was just scrambling to hold serve the entire match. He needs to continue working on his return of serve, although in this case I don't think anyone could do that much better. Just awful. Now Djokovic will cruise through the QF. Hopefully at least Cilic will beat Raonic in the next round.