Novak Djokovic vs. Milos Raonic
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Novak Djokovic has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Novak Djokovic is set to play against Milos Raonic from Canada.
Milos Raonic has been very impressive throughout this tournament as he has been hitting his serve and has been using his power very effectively. In the previous round, Milos Raonic defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Raonic as he won all of his service games and 3 return games. The serving was especially strong from Raonic as he hit 35 aces which helped him win 73% of his service points. Raonic has already eliminated Stefanos Tsitsipas but the Canadian must produce his best tennis if he wishes to challenge Djokovic.
Looking at Novak Djokovic, the Serbian superstar has been winning easily at this tournament. In the previous round, Novak Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets. During the win, Novak Djokovic impressed with his serving as he won 74% of his service points which allowed him to win 93% of his service games. It has been a very comfortable win for Novak Djokovic as he has only lost 1 set in the entire tournament. Novak Djokovic is an elite player and he has an incredible record at the Australian Open. Djokovic is the reigning champion at the Australian Open and he will be confident in his ability to defend his crown.
Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic have played each other 9 times in the past. All 9 prior matches between these two players have been won by Novak Djokovic. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Cincinnati Masters where Djokovic won in 3 sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Novak Djokovic to win this match. Djokovic has been playing on another level when compared to the rest of the field and I see him having the ability to neutralize Milos Raonic’s power. I see Raonic winning a set but I don’t see him having enough to stop Djokovic.