Querrey vs. Raonic
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 6, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Milos Raonic and Sam Querrey square off in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Milos Raonic is coming off a five set win over David Goffin that took three hours to finish. In the victory, Raonic won 73 of 92 first set points and racked up 53 winners and 44 unforced errors. Raonic managed to bounce back after dropping the first two sets of his last match. Raonic proved he can get the job done despite having a truckload of unforced errors, and he still won 79 percent of his first serve points. The only question with Raonic at this point is the fatigue after playing such a grueling match. Raonic looks to make his third career grand slam semifinal. Raonic has won eight of his last nine matches on grass.
Sam Querrey is coming off a straight sets win over Nicolas Mahut that took two hours. In the victory, Querrey won 48 of 50 first serve points and racked up 53 winners and 15 unforced errors. Querrey has been the cinderella of the tournament, especially after upsetting Novak Djokovic in the third round. Querrey is currently having his breakout grand slam performance and has downright dominated his service game to get to this point. Querrey looks to make his first career grand slam semifinal. Querrey has won eight of his last 11 matches on grass.
These two have played three times in the past and Querrey has won two of those meetings. The most recent match was in the 2013 Pacific Coast Championships, a match Raonic won in straight sets.
Querrey as an underdog has been nice this tournament and there’s probably value given the way he’s played lately. However, Raonic is the better player overall and has far more experience in these type of matches.
Have to side with Raonic in four sets, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Querrey wins another one.