Raonic - Cilic 1st R Valencia

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Who will win?

  1. Raonic in 2

    20.0%
  2. Raonic in 3

    50.0%
  3. Cilic in 2

    10.0%
  4. Cilic in 3

    20.0%
  1. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    Raonic - Cilic 1st R Valencia
    Draw
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/573/mds.pdf

    For a match with Dolgopolov/Grannolers, in Monfils' quarter.

    Cilic is a bit higher than Raonic, but he's still not able to have a breakthrough, being very much up and down. He would dearly like to beat this newcomer challenging his own place on the rungs. LATEST: Cilic's in the final of St. Petersburg, after beating Youzhny, thus in great shape.

    Raonic is coming back strongly after surgery, with a SF in his last time out, barely losing to Monfils and having been 1 break up in both sets on Ferrer.

    Both have some issues with the movement.

    I'm going to predict the better returner on the 2nd serve will take it.

    Who's gonna take it?
     
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  2. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    Isn't this a potential 2nd rounder...Granollers comes first for Cilic, while Raonic faces Chela???

    If they make it, I'm in Raonic's corner. Fresher legs will help.

    I stand corrected...I didn't pull your link until going back to the mobile ATP website for OOP only to find Chela/Andujar is later today. The mobile site is full of errors, including the above mess. Sorry!
     
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  3. pound cat

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    Another Canadian, Vasek Posposil is also at Valencia 2nd up centre court Oct 31 v. Ramos
     
  4. rofl_copter3

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    Cilic is coming in playing well, and he'll just be too much for Raonic to handle...
     
  5. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    You mean vs. John Isner !!:)
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/573/op.pdf

    Totally different kettle of fish.

    Congratulations to him for qualifying.
     
  6. pound cat

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    Early this am the sched read as I posted, unless it was the schedule from the qually 3rd round???

    Regardless i would rather see him v. Ramos . Nope that's not it either...I have no idea where that 1st sched came from.
     
  7. Marius_Hancu

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    They were not even in the same branch of the Q draw :)
     
  8. pound cat

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    Maybe the posted a last years schedule?

    It's a Velencia mystery
     
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    All serve machine in 2.

    Cilic is the champ when it comes to mug a match out after reaching the finals or winning a tournament in the previous week.
    Can´t see Cilic win this even if Raonic played with his left hand.
     
  11. Marius_Hancu

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    Amazing performance by Pospisil (CAN), a Q, to beat Isner in one of his first higher-level ATP tournaments:

    Fin. V. Pospisil 6 3 7
    J. Isner 3 6 6

    11-9 in the tiebreaker!!
    P was
    84% first serve (86% Isner)

    He's 6 out of 7 matches in the last 2 tournaments.

    Not shown on broadcast.

    The reward? He plays Ferrer (1) in the 2nd round.
    Just great.
     
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  12. fundrazer

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    Oh poo, two younger players I really like. I think Cilic will win, he's been able to handle big servers before. Will definitely be tougher after a hard week edging out and Tipsy for a title. I'll go with Marin in 3, but I don't mind if Raonic wins.
     
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    Great match for Vasek! So happy for him. I said in another thread that it was about this time last year that Milos started his breakout. Maybe it's Vasek's turn this year. He's already jumped up 15 points in the rankings and a couple more wins like this could get him to the top 100. Vamos Vasek!!!!
     
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    LSH has both matches listed. Wonder if Sportsnet will be streaming or carrying them.
     
  16. Marius_Hancu

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    Stream anyone?
     
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    Cilic plays better on all shots for the time being, but esp 2nd serve returns.
    It's gonna be tough to recover from break down again.
     
  21. fundrazer

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    Just started watching in the 2nd. Looks like Cilic is just taking all Raonic's time away, pushing him much further behind the baseline. Cilic also seems to have no trouble returning Raonic's 2nd serve, which isn't necessarily an easy task...his kicker is amazing.
     
  22. pound cat

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    Sloppy opening game set 2 0-1
     
  23. vernonbc

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    What a boring match this is. Anyone who wishes for a return of the big serve, S&V game should be careful what they wish for. Unless they have insomnia.
     
  24. Hood_Man

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    What's the score guys? I cant stream it at work :(
     
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    Well that was too easy, I expected more from the all serve machine.
     
  27. Marius_Hancu

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    Cilic moved better and made less errors.
     
  28. flyinghippos101

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    Cilic's a massive guy after all. He's 6'6, taller than Rao. That kick serve a lot of the time goes right into his strike zone.
     
  29. PSNELKE

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    The thing, is that not Cilic has to handle a huge kicker, it was Raonic.
    If you ask me, Cilic has a way better kick serve.
    His kicker is a monster, also Raonic doesn´t return half as good as Cilic.
    Even though Cilic´s return isnt that good either.
     
  30. kishnabe

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    Cilic moves far better with his height and has a more potent Backhand. Though his mentality has been weak for a year or so....he is getting back there!
     
  31. Marius_Hancu

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    I have to say I was impressed by Cilic's BH today.
     

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