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No one should ever want Raonic to advance further than R4 because his QF are a useless excercise of listless losses and under-performance.

This is exactly why Raonic beating Tsitsipas was terrible and just like with Goffin, no one should ever want them to make it deep to a slam. He'll just be useless. No-show and weak off the ground today whereas Tsitsipas would have come in locked and loaded giving a fight with a 40+% chance of winning.

He takes away spots for better, more apt and ready players.

Everyone has a chance to redeem themselves and should always strive to be and do better.

But Raonic has so consistently and continously disappointed and played below expectations on the big stage that I can't do anything else but root against him for the sake of the sport, getting stage/occasion right caliber of individuals that can produce something worthy of the stage they're in.

He just doesn't have IT.

No matter how good and cool he looks early on, when the big time moment comes against a big name, he shrinks.

How is it possible to play this much below tournament level just because of stage / opponent? His game was just fine and it's completely left him for today.

I spoke about his specific game/match failures in the live/match thread.

Funniest thing was the running around the BH.

I'd estimate Raonic was about 1/15 on points where he ran around the BH the first 2 sets (didn't see the 3rd).

He can't get it up when it matters.

No game mode in him.
 

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everything working for the Big 3, they even got their own personal gatekeepers ;)
 
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We knew all of this long before, there´s no need to rant now like a tennis obsessed amateur who watches Raonic in a grand slam for the first time.

Who really thought Raonic of all people could take Novak out in the QF?

And even if he at least had made it a little bit more competitive, his serve based gamestyle is yawn boring
 

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The moment Robotnic defeated Tsitsipas, he ruined the draw.
I truly agree he is useless, his level prior the match was good, just to enter the match and completely to forget how to hit a fh and to put a sitter.
Just disgracious display. Hope he never gets to a Qf.
 

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Djokovic will do this to everyone and the H2H with Milos tells it all. Raonic basically needs serve + 1 but Djokovic neutralises that super well. Milos running around the BH is his basic game, because it allows him to hit FHs, especially inside out to weaker BH wings of many tour players. But Djokovic has a wall BH and doesn't mind that (see also Nishikori, Murray). They can take control from that side using well placed DTL redirects or sometimes heavy cross court that forced Milos to overplay or hit defensive slice. So overall he has limited options if full out attack from the serve + 1 gets neutralised.
 

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hard not to agree. He looked so good in R3/R4 that i almost felt tempted to put some money on him tonight. Then i thought better of it.
 

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Bwwahahahahhahaha............... When Nole was putting Raonic to the sword I said to myself 'I bet you any money Budadii @ Nadalalot are soiling themselves and disgusted with Nadal's last hope in getting that 2nd Aussie title losing.


... And buddy... ya didn't disappoint.So predictable & right on cue.

Nadal fans damn well know that their beloved bald widdle wafa is going to meet a brick wall if he makes the final.
 

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That was just stupendously listless... Seemed like you could have replaced him with a tree and the tree would have had fewer UEs.
 

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Milos took twice as many games off Novak as Nadal did in the 2019 final. So much for the embarrassment.
he definitely didn't do too badly all considered but I knew that 59/59 service games held stat wouldn't go unscathed going forward into this match. I remember he defeated Wawrinka and Zverev handily last season only to lose to Pouille shockingly. So for him to lose to no.2 Djokovic doesn't surprise me.
 

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Novak was great today and he's a terrible matchup for Raonic, no need to write a thesis
You've completely missed the point and the target. Assessment is off, congrats.

Raonic broke himself and denied himself breaks also.

Whatever I saw of the third, it was only then that Nole became great.

Nole is not the issue here. Its so weird how Djokovic fans and Serbs are so defensive and insecure.

Thesis needed, much needed. Some things require more than a sentence. Maybe you will learn that one day.
 

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hard not to agree. He looked so good in R3/R4 that i almost felt tempted to put some money on him tonight. Then i thought better of it.
He didn't look good. Djoker was half blind because of problem with contact lenss. Raonic was pathetic. He is a mental midget that will never win if he doesn't try to improve his game outside of his serve. The day he wrote a letter to himself, i knew raonic is a mental midget/cuckload. If tennis players made porn, Raonic would be the biggest Cuck who will watch his wife/gf get screwed by all the other players.
 
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