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Milos Raonic vs Maximilian Marterer - 3/22/19 ATP Tour - Miami Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Canadian tennis superstar, Milos Raonic will begin his 2019 ATP Miami  Masters campaign in the second round where he will face Maximilian Marterer from Germany.

Maximilian Marterer had a relatively tough opening round fixture where he had to battle for 3 sets to defeat Taylor Fritz. It was a close contest which involved two very strong servers. Marterer served exceptionally well during the win as he won 73% of his service points which allowed him to win 93% of his service games. This will be a tougher match for Maximilian Marterer as he is playing a much more accomplished player in Milos Raonic.

On the other side of the coin, Milos Raonic received an opening round bye due to his high seeding. It has been a very strong few weeks for Milos Raonic as he made the semifinals of the ATP Indian Wells Open prior to arriving at Miami. Milos Raonic has a strong record at the Miami Masters with a win rate of 74% at this tournament. Raonic made the quarterfinals of this event last season and considering his recent form, the Canadian will be confident about making a bigger impact this time around.

This will be the first time that Milos Raonic and Maximilian Marterer will be playing each other at an ATP event.

Maximilian Marterer had a very strong win in the opening round but I see his tournament ending after this match. Milos Raonic is a much stronger player and he enters this match in very good form following a very impressive Indian Wells Open campaign. Both Raonic and Marterer play in a similar manner as they both rely on their big serves. That being said, Raonic is simply better at this particular style of play. With that in mind, I am picking Milos Raonic to win this match and make it into the third round.

Pick:
Milos Raonic

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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