Stan Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic
|Date & Time||Friday August 31, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
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We are expecting to witness a great tennis match in the third round of the 2018 ATP US Open as Stan Wawrinka takes on Milos Raonic. These are two of the best players in world tennis and will both be extremely determined to win this match and make it into the fourth round. The last time these two players met was at the Australian Open in 2016 where they played an incredible 5 set match that was won by Milos Raonic.
While the 2016 victory was a long time ago, Milos Raonic will get great confidence from that performance. The conditions at the US Open and the Australian Open are quite similar and knowing that you have won against your opponent in the past in a huge boost for any player. As far as this tournament is concerned, Raonic has shown great form having only lost one set in his two matches. It is fair to say that this will be the Canadians first major test but he will have high hopes of succeeding considering how well he is playing at the moment.
Stan Wawrinka, on the other hand, has not had an easy draw as he had to face Grigor Dimitrov in the opening round of the tournament. The Swiss superstar passed that test with flying colors and is looking very dangerous to any opponent. Milos Raonic will be another test but having already beaten Dimitrov, Wawrinka will feel confident about this match also.
This is a very tough match to predict since both players are exceptionally skilled and talented. I am expecting this match to be a 5 set classic. In terms of picking a winner, I am going to predict that Stan Wawrinka wins. I think he is playing slightly better than Milos Raonic and that should get him over the line in this tie.