2015 USO R32 - Raonic vs. F. Lopez

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I'll go with Lopez in 4. I don't think Raonic is 100% fit/match tough quite yet, and even if he is, Lopez is still a tough opponent. Lopez is winning this one.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
If I were going to bet that's how I'd go. But @Rosstour could be right and Raonic will figure out a way to get by.
That's why I don't think Raonic will win. He's gotten by, but it's been against lesser opponents than Lopez. Never know in a serve fest type match though, I guess. Hopefully it's a good one.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Lopez too good for Raonic today. Milos just hasnt been the same since the foot surgery atho not taking anything away from Lopez, he's been playing very well lately.
 
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Raonic has been outplayed so far, Lopez is a new man.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Trainer for Raonic and his back. I don't blame him - better safe than sorry. Would be smart to tap and take the rest of the month and come back 100% for Oct.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Did he have injury worries coming into the slam?
Yes. His back. During the warm-up one of our announcers said there was some question whether he'd practice yesterday or just rest it - he did practice. And again this morning before the match.
 

StanTheMan

Hall of Fame
My theory is that Raonic was abused by nets when he was just a little boy and how he's revenge is to abuse them repeatedly with a tennis ball.

I mean, come on.
 
Is that a chair umpire in Lopez's box? The guy looks familiar.
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West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Just saw Goffin had to retire. Not cramps - probably a virus - he was running off court to use the bathroom and couldn't wait for the end of sets. Too bad - he was awesome the 1st 2 sets.
 
Was glued to the Bouchard match so just tuning in now. Not surprised that Raonic is losing. Also not surprised that he's dealing with back issues again. Clearly he's not in game shape, which sucks. He keeps saying he is.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Was glued to the Bouchard match so just tuning in now. Not surprised that Raonic is losing. Also not surprised that he's dealing with back issues again. Clearly he's not in game shape, which sucks. He keeps saying he is.
Raonic is going to own Feliciano. Believe it!
 

Vrad

Professional
Just saw Goffin had to retire. Not cramps - probably a virus - he was running off court to use the bathroom and couldn't wait for the end of sets. Too bad - he was awesome the 1st 2 sets.
The number of retirements have been crazy. The weather isn't even that bad. Not sure why. The game may be getting way too physical for players to last the whole season at a top level.
 
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