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Rough second set by Raonic, but Groth was on fire, just couldn't handle Raonic in the tie-breaks. Raonic's serving was clutch when he needed it though.

Groth out-aced Raonic 22-15, he also had 4 more points.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Groth is playing likely the best tennis of his career right now (he's not a guy you'd want to see in the 1st round at the AO), but Milos was unsurprisingly the clutcher player when it mattered. On to what should be an epic SF against either Nishikori or Tomic.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Always funny when the player with zero break points wins the match. Groth's been playing career best tennis but for someone who conceivably would be playing a lot of tiebreaks he's quite poor in them.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Shame for Groth. Played very well but just slipped up in the tiebreaks. Given his style of play that's something he needs to sort out sooner rather than later.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

milos stepped up when it matterd
 

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Shame for Groth. Played very well but just slipped up in the tiebreaks. Given his style of play that's something he needs to sort out sooner rather than later.
There's really little difference between Karlovic and Groth (at least in his current state)...except of course clutch play (which makes a huge difference when you play as many TBs as they do).
 

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There's really little difference between Karlovic and Groth (at least in his current state)...except of course clutch play (which makes a huge difference when you play as many TBs as they do).
Karlovic still killing it at 35 would give him some hope for the future.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Raonic winning a match he didn't managed to get a single break point. :lol:
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Which shows groth played worse.

Milos seems a lot more fit. Have higher hopes for him this season but he's gonna need to play much better tomorrow. Nishikori looks sharp.
Actually Groth played really well. Raonic was just very clutch a key points.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

There's really little difference between Karlovic and Groth (at least in his current state)...except of course clutch play (which makes a huge difference when you play as many TBs as they do).
This week aside, Karlovic is not at all a good clutch player. If anything, Groth is a little better.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

Groth has improved his game markedly since last summer. Shame for him to lose unbroken, but Milos' experience really showed in the tie breaks, dishing out a lesson in serve-botting.
 

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Re: Brisbane QF [3] Raonic def. Groth 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5(2)

This week aside, Karlovic is not at all a good clutch player. If anything, Groth is a little better.
I don't think he's that great either (the Ferrer match in Vienna last year stands out prominently to me), but I'd still take him over Groth in that regard. Neither come close to Isner obviously.
 
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