Raonic vs Dimitrov

Better Career So Far

  • Milos Raonic

    Votes: 9 40.9%
  • Grigor Dimitrov

    Votes: 13 59.1%

  • Total voters
    22

King No1e

Hall of Fame
#1
After Nishikori and Del Potro, these two guys were expected to be the next big thing and usurp Fedalovic. Of course, that didn't happen, but they've both come close. While Raonic reached the Wimbledon final in 2016, defeating Federer in a memorable 5-set epic, and made numerous quarters and semis, Dimitrov won the World Championship on his only attempt in 2017 and has a M1000 to his name. Both finished one year at #3, Raonic in 2016 behind Murray and Djokovic, and Dimitrov in 2017 behind Nadal and Federer. Who has had the more accomplished career?
 

King No1e

Hall of Fame
#5
Raonic. 0 Masters and no WTF but Dimitrov is done while Raonic can at least match Isner's 30+ swing.
Hit the nail on the head. Raonic's game is built on efficiency while Dimitrov's is much more athletic. Efficiency doesn't diminish with age, but athleticism does.
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
#6
After Nishikori and Del Potro, these two guys were expected to be the next big thing and usurp Fedalovic. Of course, that didn't happen, but they've both come close. While Raonic reached the Wimbledon final in 2016, defeating Federer in a memorable 5-set epic, and made numerous quarters and semis, Dimitrov won the World Championship on his only attempt in 2017 and has a M1000 to his name. Both finished one year at #3, Raonic in 2016 behind Murray and Djokovic, and Dimitrov in 2017 behind Nadal and Federer. Who has had the more accomplished career?
Del Potro is not Lost Gen. He is part of the Djokodal + Murray generation.

On topic, Dimitrov. Can't argue with 2 big titles.
 
#9
After Nishikori and Del Potro, these two guys were expected to be the next big thing and usurp Fedalovic. Of course, that didn't happen, but they've both come close. While Raonic reached the Wimbledon final in 2016, defeating Federer in a memorable 5-set epic, and made numerous quarters and semis, Dimitrov won the World Championship on his only attempt in 2017 and has a M1000 to his name. Both finished one year at #3, Raonic in 2016 behind Murray and Djokovic, and Dimitrov in 2017 behind Nadal and Federer. Who has had the more accomplished career?
LMAO. These two don't deserve a thread, especially Raonic. And we are going to somehow give credit to him for beating a one legged, 35 year Fed in 5 sets ?
 

King No1e

Hall of Fame
#10
LMAO. These two don't deserve a thread, especially Raonic. And we are going to somehow give credit to him for beating a one legged, 35 year Fed in 5 sets ?
The knee didn't seem to bother Federer too much in that match itself, it was only after the tournament that we realized how serious it was. Federer was still playing as well as ever in that match. So yes, especially considering he had reached the last 2 finals.
Also if you want to play that game, Raonic was crushing Murray at AO16 before his injury flared up and he tailed off. It's not a stretch to say he would've beaten Murray and reached the final if he wasn't injured.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#12
The knee didn't seem to bother Federer too much in that match itself, it was only after the tournament that we realized how serious it was. Federer was still playing as well as ever in that match. So yes, especially considering he had reached the last 2 finals.
Also if you want to play that game, Raonic was crushing Murray at AO16 before his injury flared up and he tailed off. It's not a stretch to say he would've beaten Murray and reached the final if he wasn't injured.
Well, make up your mind about what game you want to play. You seem to be arguing for an uninjured Federer at 2016 Wimbledon to make Raonic look good vs an injured Raonic at 2016 AO to make Murray look bad. Are you sure you're being entirely objective?
 

King No1e

Hall of Fame
#14
Well, make up your mind about what game you want to play. You seem to be arguing for an uninjured Federer at 2016 Wimbledon to make Raonic look good vs an injured Raonic at 2016 AO to make Murray look bad. Are you sure you're being entirely objective?
My point is that the knee problem became serious after the tournament, not during the match. If I were using his injury at AO16 as an excuse, I would've declared him 2-time finalist because he "would've won". I didn't because hypotheticals aren't objective.
 

Luka888

Professional
#17
well, well. Career wise DimiThePrettyBoy is better but Clark Kent is OK too. I would not compare them really. They will probably never win majors. It's always difficult to explain talent though. Clark Kent is working harder but DimiThePretty IMO is a more 'watchable' player when he is on.
 
#18
Hit the nail on the head. Raonic's game is built on efficiency while Dimitrov's is much more athletic. Efficiency doesn't diminish with age, but athleticism does.
Efficiency pushes you to the limit still. You just get more out of your potential, dimitrov can grow to become more efficient but raonic will struggle to improve his athleticism... hence raonic never doing much.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#19
My point is that the knee problem became serious after the tournament, not during the match. If I were using his injury at AO16 as an excuse, I would've declared him 2-time finalist because he "would've won". I didn't because hypotheticals aren't objective.
Well, Federer did collapse during his 2016 Wimbledon match with Raonic which, objectively speaking, would be more indicative of injury (given that Fed did not play again after that for the rest of the season) than anything which occurred between Raonic and Murray at the 2016 AO (given that Raonic went on to have his best season to date losing to Murray on 4 more occasions that year).
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
#20
Well, Federer did collapse during his 2016 Wimbledon match with Raonic which, objectively speaking, would be more indicative of injury (given that Fed did not play again after that for the rest of the season) than anything which occurred between Raonic and Murray at the 2016 AO (given that Raonic went on to have his best season to date losing to Murray on 4 more occasions that year).
I count 5:

MC, Queens, Wimb, Cincy, WTF.
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
#23
The knee didn't seem to bother Federer too much in that match itself, it was only after the tournament that we realized how serious it was. Federer was still playing as well as ever in that match. So yes, especially considering he had reached the last 2 finals.
Also if you want to play that game, Raonic was crushing Murray at AO16 before his injury flared up and he tailed off. It's not a stretch to say he would've beaten Murray and reached the final if he wasn't injured.
You serious?
 
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