Robin Haase (Netherlands) vs Milos Raonic (Canada)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 16, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
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Canada and the Netherlands will play the 4th rubber of their Davis Cup tie Toronto as Milos Raonic and Robin Haase hit the court.
Robin Haase lost the second rubber of this tie to Denis Shapovalov is a 5 set match. The loss would have been very disappointing for Haase as he won the first 2 sets easily. The biggest problem for Robin Haase in the defeat was his failure to capitalize on break points. Haase has 12 break points in the last 3 sets and he only managed to win 1 of those points. It was hard for Haase after the third set as the crowd started to get behind the Canadian team. A similar atmosphere is expected for this rubber as the crowd will be enthusiastic considering team Canada is winning.
On the other side of the court, Milos Raonic will look to continue his good form Raonic won the first rubber in straight sets. Raonic served exceptionally well in that victory he hit a very impressive 21 aces. In addition to that, Raonic also managed to break serve 6 times which shows that he is playing very solid defensive tennis. This is expected to be a much harder match for Raonic as Robin Haase is a much better player but with a lead and the crowd behind team Canada, Milos Raonic will be very hard to beat.
Milos Raonic and Robin Haase have met once in the past where Milos Raonic won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict Milos Raonic to win. The crowd is behind the Canadian team and their best player, Milos Raonic is in great form so that should make it very hard for any opponent. Haase is a good player but I don’t think he will be good enough to beat Raonic in Canada.