Dominic Thiem vs. Milos Raonic
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM (AccorHotels Arena)
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In the second round of the 2019 Paris Masters, Dominic Thiem is set to play against Milos Raonic from Canada.
Dominic Thiem received a bye in the opening round due to his high seeding. Thiem enters this tournament having last played at the Vienna Open which he won. It was an extremely successful tournament for Dominic Thiem as he defeated the likes of Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini. It has been an extremely strong few weeks for Dominic Thiem as he won the China Open at the start of this month. With the season nearing the end, Dominic Thiem will be desperate to produce a big result at this tournament.
Looking at his opponent, Milos Raonic enters this match having defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Raonic as he won all of his service games and 3 return games. The serving was especially impressive from Milos Raonic as he hit 14 aces and won 86% of his service points. Milos Raonic only lost 6 service points in the entire match. Despite that result, Milos Raonic will be the underdog for this match as he is playing the number 5 seed.
Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic have played each other 3 times in the past with Raonic winning on 2 occasions while Thiem has won only once. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Indian Wells Masters where Dominic Thiem won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Dominic Thiem to win this match. Thiem is the stronger player and he looks extremely confident having won 2 ATP titles in October. Milos Raonic played well to win his previous match but I don’t see him having enough quality to compete with Dominic Thiem. I see Dominic Thiem winning this match in straight sets.