2016 Australian Open quarter-finals: Milos Raonic vs Gael Monfils

Prediction


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tipsa...don'tlikehim!

Talk Tennis Guru
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Mr.Lob

G.O.A.T.
Should be a tight interesting match. Monfils will try to get everything back. Raonic to force the action... continue to serve and volley. But look for Monfils to choke at the end. Milos in 4th set tiebreaker.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Down to the wire, and difficult to call...unless Monfils really sees this as one of his last, best chances to win a major. Perhaps that will fuel the engine to make him overcome Raonic.
 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
^ Possibly. Monfils had a great opening at the US Open in 2014 when he found himself 2 match points up against Federer in the QFs - with Cilic and then Nishikori left in his path after that. But he couldn't seize the day.
I don't think this improved Raonic will make a similar mistake in a couple of days.
 

Chicharito

Hall of Fame
The phrase 'not a break until you hold' comes to mind here.

Milos must win this match or he has achieved nothing this tournament.
 

Mareqnyc

Hall of Fame
Milos in 3. He has improved dramatically, recent win over Fed and the run he has had in AO so far - very impressive.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Gael has looked relatively calm and composed. We all know he has both offensive and defensive skills galore. But, still, he's so flighty at times and doesn't always play percentage tennis. I can't see him being absolutely zoned-in for long enough stretches to beat Raonic. That said, the potential is there for an excellent match if Gael can largely avoid his worst tendencies and start out strong.
 

tennisdad65

Hall of Fame
Monfils is the toughest guy to ace. He will stand way back and get a lot of serves back. Then it is up to Raonic to work the point from the net. Not easy, but I think Raonic will win in 4 tough sets.
 

Ironwood

Professional
With Monfils, you never know....but Raonic has been playing well this month, and has certainly upped his game!
 

StanTheMan

Hall of Fame
Monfils shouldn't have gotten so far.

He got really really lucky to face such an easy draw, and that even includes playing Raonic in a GS' QF. Nevertheless, he's bound to lose now.

Raonic to face Murray in the SF.
 
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3fees

G.O.A.T.
Interesting Match up, Congrats to Monfils and Raonic for making to the Round of 8, each one has enough prize money to pay for there 2016 season.

This should be an interesting and entertaining match up.

Cheers
3Fees :)
 

Boom-Boom

Legend
Monfils for the win. He's got Milos number. He's not afraid of servebots, will outgrind Raonic who barely made it against a subpar Wawa.
 

Zodd

Hall of Fame
Gonna be interesting to see if monfils can get a read on the raonic's serve. Hoping for a fired up french man right from the start!
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Rafa's chance at the wooden spoon on the line here, Raonic needs to win to keep Rafa's hopes alive.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
LeMonf standing behind the Melbourne sign to receive. He needs to change that to put any pressure on The Missile.
 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
Raonic is scaring me. How is he hitting everything so hard? I think he sold his soul to the devil for unlimited power.
 
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