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Chanwan 02-17-2013 01:46 AM

Raonic vs. Haas - who will win?
 
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.

gavna 02-17-2013 06:25 AM

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 -

jaggy 02-17-2013 06:40 AM

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

Nostradamus 02-17-2013 06:44 AM

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

Richie Rich 02-17-2013 06:52 AM

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?

ark_28 02-17-2013 06:56 AM

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

Onehandedbackhand 02-17-2013 07:02 AM

Haas in 3.

ruerooo 02-17-2013 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7219758)
I still can't believe 34 year old guy can play this good.

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.

CDNguy87 02-17-2013 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruerooo (Post 7219792)
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.



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.

President 02-17-2013 07:15 AM

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

rafan 02-17-2013 07:16 AM

Really like Tommy Haas and would love to see him win.

beast of mallorca 02-17-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chanwan (Post 7219436)
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.

Add a poll dude

jimbo333 02-17-2013 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rafan (Post 7219822)
Really like Tommy Haas and would love to see him win.

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

romeo8880 02-17-2013 09:06 AM

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.

zagor 02-17-2013 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by romeo8880 (Post 7220242)
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.

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.

romeo8880 02-17-2013 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagor (Post 7220284)
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.



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

CDNguy87 02-17-2013 09:20 AM

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.

DunlopDood 02-17-2013 09:21 AM

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.

kishnabe 02-17-2013 10:19 AM

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

tacou 02-17-2013 10:30 AM

I really hope Tommy


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