Raonic v. Kohlschreiber - R3 AO 2013

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Who Wins 3rd Rnd $71K + 90 points on his ranking?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2013.
  1. The Canadian in 3

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  2. Canadian in 4

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  3. Canadian in 5

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  4. The German in 3

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  5. German in 4

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  6. German in 5

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  1. Love Game

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    ? WHO WILL WIN ?

    Men's Singles - 3rd Round

    Milos Raonic (CAN)[13] v. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)[17]

    Show Court 3
    Fourth (Last) Match of the Day

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  2. Warmaster

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    Kohlschreiber in 4. They can both hold serve easily, but the return game of Milos isn't as good.

    I hope Raonic can prove me wrong though.
     
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  3. joeri888

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    Hoping for kohli.
     
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    Yeah. Not Milos. Still not convinced
     
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    I haven't seen much of Milos this year, but Kohli's been playing the best I've ever seen him, got back to the final of auckland after not being there since 2008

    Whatever happened to that blonde GF that went everywhere with Kohli until at least six months ago? Maybe he's better off without her, cuz that's when he seemed to start doing better.

    the mental game of tennis seems to be eluding Milos this year, so I'll choose Phil in Four ... and definitely Phil if it goes to five

    I get teh impression that Raonic's coach is mean to him. The only way Milos could take it is in straights ..... don't think that's gonna happen, tho
     
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    this should be interesting because Kohle returns serve incredibly well. if you neutralize Milos serve then he becomes kind of mad and goes wild.
     
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  7. tacou

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    Haven't seen either this week or Milos at all this year, but Philly played well in Auckland.

    Kohl is the type of guy who could beat himself easily, but if he plays well he's got an all court game that can give the big guy a lot of trouble.

    I will only say that I hope this goes an epic 5 sets.
     
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  8. West Coast Ace

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    Could be a great match. PK is another of the late bloomers (Seppi, Melzer) and seems to have found his way and with some nice wins (Nadal in Halle) now appears willing to fight and not capitulate. But still have to go with Raonic given the surface and conditions - in 4.
     
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    Interesting. Where are you hearing this? What's he doing to him ...?

    :shock:
     
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  10. Gonzo_style

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    Raonic in 4
     
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    Damn, I was hoping this was an early match. I'll try get to get up early to watch this one. I like Raonic in 4 or 5, though I won't be surprised of Kohly wins.
     
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  12. Love Game

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    Was it a little over a year ago that milos told the story how his coach treated him when he threw an on-court tantrum during some clay court tournament? I remember thinking that the "tantrum" was very minimal and that the coach's reaction was a serious OVERreaction and very mean. That's where I got the idea that his coach was mean to him. Then, when you watch the coach, he always seems to me to have an angry, disapproving look on his face. None of this is chapter and verse. It's nothing but my opinion. I have the impression that milos is unhappy, that he's being used as a trained animal to make as many contracts as possible so his agent and coach coach can take a cut of the money he's bringing in, and that milos is in control of very little in his life and that this makes him unhappy. just the way he hasn't fulfilled his potential as steadily as others of his size and ability have . . . just a hunch, nothing more . . .
     
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  13. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah and didn't Kohly take out Isner @ the US Open last year? So he really knows how to play against big guys that have big serves. This one should be a dandy. I had Kohly pulling the upset in my bracket, so we'll see if it happens. He's certainly playing some really good ball lately.
     
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    German in 4 I think.
     
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    I like both these guys, so I'm happy whoever wins. I think Raonic will take it but wouldn't be surprised with a Kohlschreiber win.
     
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    Hoping Kohlschreiber.

    Serve-bots are the bane of tennis.
     
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    Wow.

    I was under the impression he was happy, training in Spain. I thought once he'd transferred his citizenship and started getting Canadian training support that he was feeling much better. (Plus his Tweets always seem cheery.)

    I missed this whole thing.
     
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  19. forzamilan90

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    Hmmm court 3? Isn't thAt one of the faster ones. Raonic...
     
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    Since a lot of you haven't seen Raonic play this year I'll fill you in: not his best form.

    I'm going Kohlschreiber in 4.
     
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    Im going with Kohlschriebier in 4.

    He is in better form and has experience in dealing with guys with big serves (Isner at US 2012 and Roddick at AO 2008]
     
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  22. Love Game

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    yes, this is the "official raonic v. kohlschreiber" thread

    It was started at 5:55 a.m. -- 11-12 hour ago.

    welcome all! :)
     
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  23. Love Game

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    of course you missed it ..... it's in my head! :lol: ..... As I wrote, "I get the impression that Raonic's coach is mean to him."

    That's just my impression. Armchair psychology and all that. Just cuz someone acts happy doesn't mean they are. Maybe they are. Maybe theyre not. Sometimes they don't even know it themselves. Remember Marilyn Van Derbur? She acted happy enough to be chosen Miss America. If they had had twitter in her day, she would have been tweeting happy positivity too ... it's part of the franchise. I don't imagine that milos is being subjected to physical abuse, not at all. I just interpreted his coach's behavior as abusive. It was my interpretation of what I heard. If I had a child playing tennis, I would not allow that man to coach my child. that's all! ;)
     
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  24. kishnabe

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    Going to Say Milosh in 4.
     
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    I'm pulling for Kolschreiber (like all the shorter players), but believe Raonic will win.
     
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    +1. Hoping for a Fed Kolh OHBH glory match
     
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    K so ... been trying to figure out why Milos hasn't seemed to live up to his obvious potential .... first time i saw him he was 18 and almost beat fernando gonzalez in the canada masters ..... it was a blockbuster, really created a lot of stir ..... then, he wasn't heard from again for quite a while.

    in 2012 milos' win/loss record was 46-21 ... i usually keep an eye on the players 6'5" tall and over cuz delpo's height is 6'6" and there's a debate whether that height is a detriment overall. in comparison with milos, delpo's record was 66-17 in 2012 ..... obviously, everybody defelops at a different rate, but milos is 22. delpo had already won a grand slam by that time.

    guess I can't help wonder milos seems to be developmentally delayed in terms of tennis uber excellence.
     
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  28. Love Game

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    the goerges/stosur v. lepchenko/zheng match is in it's third and final set ..... but it's 3 all now, and of course there's no tie-breaker in this grand slam ....

    IOW it could be up to an hour (tho probably not that long) before Milos and Philipp get onto Court 3

    = = = = =

    oooops lepchenko/zheng broke and it's now 5-3
     
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  29. romeo8880

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    I'm so tired I just wanna go to bed but I want to watch these late matches.
     
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  30. Love Game

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    it's 11:20 PM here in Cali ... what time is it where U R?

    not long to wait now ..... sorry to see stosur lose her dubs, too .... sorry, australia! :(


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  31. romeo8880

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    East coast for me. 2:20 AM now.
     
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    Not shown on tsn.ca?
     
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    Raonic really hits the ball harrrrd
     
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    Yes, it's on, but no commentary.
     
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    link? don't find it
    anyway, good performance by R for now

    excellent, 2 DTL FHs to break in the 3rd
     
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  36. ramos77

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    a pic I took while at this game

    Raonic played really well, huge serve to finish off the match

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    Fancy!

    Great seats!
     
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