Raonic vs. Haas - who will win?

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Who will win?

  1. Raonic in 2

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  2. Raonic in 3

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    19.2%
  3. Haas in 2

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  4. Haas in 3

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    26.9%
  1. Chanwan

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    I haven't been able to watch much of it, so I'm not really qualified to judge. Rather, I would hear your opinions. Nonetheless, here's my estimation first

    Obviously, Raonic likes the court and seems to be returning better than normally. Neither player has dropped serve, yet Haas was able to take down a server of similar caliber yesterday.

    Who get's the edge?
    I give a slight one to Raonic given his history at this tournament and given that if he serves well, he's really, really hard to break. But I think it's only 55-35/60-40 in his favor.

    Your thoughts.
     
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  2. gavna

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    Naw Milos looking really really strong.......I see straights 4 and 4 or 3 and 4 for Milos.

    He's moving better than ever and his backhand has improved a ton -
     
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  3. jaggy

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    Id like to see both of them for different reasons but expect Raonic
     
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  4. Nostradamus

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    I still can't believe 34 year old guy can play this good.
     
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  5. Richie Rich

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    if MR isn't serving well TH could win (look at what he did to Isner yesterday when Isner's serve was off). On paper MR should win but who knows if Haas is in the zone?
     
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  6. ark_28

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    Haas did well to get past one of the great servers in the games history last night but John's serve % was a bit down so it should be a good contest
     
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  8. ruerooo

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    Get over it. His career-high ranking was the same as what Roger has now.

    Talent and age don't really have much to do with one another.
     
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  9. CDNguy87

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    But clearly a combination of age and wear-and-tear from playing ATP tennis for well over a decade diminishes one's physical abilities and stamina. The fact that he can still play at this level is indeed quite rare and remarkable.

    Using your logic, I guess Sampras could be expected to return now and make the Top 5 handily.
     
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  10. President

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    Hopefully Haas, I would love to see him make a push for top 10 this season.
     
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  11. rafan

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    Really like Tommy Haas and would love to see him win.
     
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  12. beast of mallorca

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    Add a poll dude
     
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  13. jimbo333

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    Yes, would be great to see Tommy win this, but don't think he has any chance if Raonic is serving at his best!
     
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  14. romeo8880

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    This is a tough match. Both are playing extremely well. I give the slight edge to Raonic because of that serve. I think it will be 2 tiebreakers.
     
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  15. zagor

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    Did you play on Milos? I agree, very hard to call this one, should be nice contrast of styles (all-courter vs big serve and FH) either way.
     
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  16. romeo8880

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    Staying away from this match. Too close to call. Normally I'd go Haas but Raonic is really impressive this tournament.
     
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  17. CDNguy87

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    I suspect Milos takes this in straights (something along the lines of 7-6, 6-4). On a slow-medium outdoor HC, this match-up might be a toss-up. But SJ is to Milos what MC is to Rafa.

    It's too bad this is the last year in SJ....otherwise Milos might have been able to wrack up 8-10 straight championships.
     
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  18. DunlopDood

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    I think Raonic will win in straight sets. I love Haas' game, but what I saw from Milos against Querry yesterday was extremely impressive. The movement and return of serve were very good. Looks like all the stuff he worked on in the off season is starting to click.
     
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  19. kishnabe

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    Milosh for 3 peat.......Haas will have better results this year....should end in the top 10.
     
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  20. tacou

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    I really hope Tommy
     
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  21. sportsfan1

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    Would like to see Haas win. is this on tv somewhere - espn maybe?
     
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  22. Relinquis

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    Tommy Haas will win... Superior talent.

    Add a poll please, or I will start a new thread with poll and this one will die...
     
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  23. Chanwan

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    you've got it
     
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  24. tudwell

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    Just watched the highlights, and his game is looking very good. I don't think I've seen him hit that many backhand winners before. It always amazes me how effortless his serve is. He doesn't look like he's even going for much, and yet he hits some of the biggest serves on tour. That said, I'm interested to see how well his movement and ground game hold up against guys with better movement.
     
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  25. veroniquem

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    I'm gonna go with Raonic. He likes San Jose and has won it twice before.
     
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  26. Chanwan

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    there you go
     
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  27. Chanwan

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    Yeah - probably the best he's played since beating Murray in Barcelona - if not even better. Haas will need a good read on his serve to get the win.

    But if Milos' ROS and backhand stay at the Querrey-match level, Haas is in trouble.
     
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  28. tipsytennis

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    Raonic for me, his serve has looked great this week
     
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  29. Relinquis

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    thanks!

    I'm kinda excited about this match. I love Haas, it's great to see an oldschool player with real talent still performing well on tour.
     
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  30. ktid

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    Raonic in 3 I expect at least 2 tie breakers though. 6-7,7-6,6-4 or something to that effect
     
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  31. ruerooo

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    I'm so confused - the TW TV schedule says this will be / would have been on at 3p EST. Did they mean instead 3p local time?
     
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  32. MindoverMatter

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    its at 6 pm est
     
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  33. tipsytennis

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    Starts at 11pm GMT i think so 6pm for eastern americans
     
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  34. Relinquis

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    starts in 10 minutes or so...
     
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  35. Relinquis

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    why is the stadium empty?
     
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  36. MindoverMatter

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    the camera will move, right...?
     
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  37. jaggy

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    Its Silicon Valley, everyones probably streaming it from their studio apartments.
     
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  38. Relinquis

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    haas wearing that purple/pink wristband...
     
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  39. Relinquis

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    milos returning well... this will be interesting.

    haas' turn to return...
     
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  40. Relinquis

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    4 aces for milos... in his first game. Haas did well during the first point though.
     
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  41. Hood_Man

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    Das ist gut Tommy, wunderbar!
     
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  42. jaggy

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    Break for oh canada
     
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  43. Hood_Man

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    Oh, das ist nicht so gut...
     
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  44. jaggy

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    Doesnt the Welsh language have more L's and ch's?:twisted:
     
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  45. Rock Strongo

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    You could create an entire novel by only using L's and ch's!!:twisted:
     
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  46. Hood_Man

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    It does, but I don't want to have to wipe my laptop screen after speaking it.
     
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  47. Relinquis

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    Haas plays beautiful tennis... 'real' tennis.
     
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  48. faranell

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    was thinking the same..
     
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  49. jaggy

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    1st set Milos
     
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  50. Relinquis

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    is it just me or is haas finally starting to get a read on Raonic's first serve... i.e. no longer all aces.
     
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