Robredo vs Raonic by Tennisguy
Robredo is ranked 18 and Raonic 10. They have met only once in a clay court match that took placelast year at the Barcelona tournament which Raonic managed to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(2).
Robredo in the previous rounds won against David Goffin 6-4, 6-1 and Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. He didn't play that well in the first sets in both these matches but after that he raised his level. The problem with that is that if he does that against Raonic he won't be so lucky. He is a clay court specialist so that's mainly the reason he is considered the favorite in this match but I don't see him being in any great form so against a player like Raonic if he doesn't play his best he really won't have much of a chance.
Raonic played directly in the 2nd round and won against Yen-hsun Lu 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1. He had a very hard first set against one of the most unpredictable player there is on tour but took complete control after that. He already won against Robredo on clay and that match was in Spain so it says a lot about Raonic I think. His main priority will probably be to keep his service but I really think he can manage a break as Robredo didn't start so well in his previous matches he had here.
I think there is good value in backing Raonic in this one because he already won against Robredo on a clay court and he seemed like he was in a very good form
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