Carlos Berlocq vs Milos Raonic
|Date & Time||Monday August 27, 2018, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Berlocq +1400 / Raonic -3300 -- Over/Under:
Canadian tennis player, Milos Raonic will enter the 2018 US Open with high hopes. The 8-time ATP champion is seeded 25th for this event meaning he has gotten himself an easy opening round match. In the opening round, Milos Raonic will take of Carlos Berlocq from Argentina. This is one of the biggest tournaments in the world and both players will be desperate to perform to the top of their ability in this match.
Carlos Berlocq was lucky to make it into this tournament but he performed well in qualifying and has earned his spot. The Argentine is a former Davis Cup winner and has won 2 ATP titles but those performances were many years ago and he has lost much of the pace and skills he once had. That being said, Carlos Berlocq is very experienced and he handled the big situations very well which allowed him to succeed in qualifying. That being said, this will be a very tough match for Carlos Berlocq as he has been on the challenger tour recently and his opponent is much more skilled than anyone he has been playing recently.
As far as Milos Raonic is concerned, it will be important that he can start the tournament well. The Canadian will look to put in a big performance to gain confidence and send a message. The past few years have been tough for the Canadian due to injury but he seems to be improving and moving in the right direction.
This should be an easy match for Milos Raonic since he is much fitter, faster and more skilled than his opponent. I am expecting Carlos Berlocq to fight hard but that should still result in the Canadian superstar winning in straight sets. Betting on the under 3.5 sets is the best wager for this match since Raonic is not paying well to win outright.