2019 Indian Wells SF - [7] Dominic Thiem vs. [13] Milos Raonic

Who will win this match?


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Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Not that there’s anything wrong with it but is it me or does Milos look like Jar Jar Binks?

What... like... just.... what? Also everything about your statement is just... what. No he doesn't look like Jar Jar Binks and IF he did, there would plenty wrong with that lol
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
Fed will destroy either of these guys tomorrow..

Hardly a surprise. It's a sorry state of affairs in tennis when an almost 38 year old is HEAVY favorite against everyone in the field, except the world #1 and the last 3 slams winner.

It's all about Djokovic and (to a lesser extent) Fed these days. And when retires, it will be all about Djokovic. Tennis will be losing popularity. There is a serious lack of talent in the field.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Now or never for Raonic. No point playing passive, he needs to break. Hopefully he manages to get some play on the Thiem serve but i'm not that hopeful. I would say Federer would destroy Thiem in the final but he's still Old Federer so who knows?

[Edit] since when was the combination of Old and Federer banned? LOL
 

PrinceMoron

Legend
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rh310

Hall of Fame
Respect to both players for that 3rd set. But that inside-in FH from Thiem to set up the final match point was unfreakingbelievable.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
RIP Raonic. Well played Thiem i guess but i just wish Raonic could actually push past these final stages of tournaments. His game is not as limited as people think and he's shown before that he can play incredibly well against the best players but he just seems to drop mentally at the wrong moments and can't recover. Same as Australian open, decent run but can't get over the final few hurdles. At least he's back to playing well without injury.
 

jklos

Professional
Fed to come out and address the crowd apparently. Probably to state how he’s happy that he’s now beaten Rafa 6x in a row.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
RIP Raonic. Well played Thiem i guess but i just wish Raonic could actually push past these final stages of tournaments. His game is not as limited as people think and he's shown before that he can play incredibly well against the best players but he just seems to drop mentally at the wrong moments and can't recover. Same as Australian open, decent run but can't get over the final few hurdles. At least he's back to playing well without injury.
His return is simply sub-par.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Hardly a surprise. It's a sorry state of affairs in tennis when an almost 38 year old is HEAVY favorite against everyone in the field, except the world #1 and the last 3 slams winner.

It's all about Djokovic and (to a lesser extent) Fed these days. And when retires, it will be all about Djokovic. Tennis will be losing popularity. There is a serious lack of talent in the field.
And yet it keeps getting betterer for the last five years yet we are in some kind of "weak" era according to the typical frauderista. 1-40 is probably the best ever on tour. Sure Big 3 aren't peaking at the same time these days very often, but otherwise the tour is incredibly healthy with strong. Players like Thiem show that it takes a long time to develop the serve, strength, and stamina to compete on the biggest stages. Thiem still rocketing upwards at age 25. Tennis looks to be in a very good state with added bonus that careers are now extended so we have much more overlap between top players from nearly a 20 year range right now Federe 37 vs FAA at age 18.
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Alright, still very very strange statement
Well, GS finals or M1000 title (particularly a prestigious one like IW); I don't think it's so clear cut. I mean people will remember run to the W final for a long time, mainly because of the manner of his victory in the SF of course. But when you win a title, your name is forget on that trophy - so I can understand it either way.

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