Hewitt vs Raonic by Serialtips
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As seeded player, Raonic entered directly the table on the second round.
I found his match solid yesterday, it wasn't an easy entrance to play Sock, especially after a pause since Wimbledon, but he was solid on his baseline and of course on his serve, except during one game of the 2nd set where he lost his serve, but immediately took back his break during the next game. He finally won in 2 tie breaks.
Generally, those north-american tournaments is where Raonic is the most performing, he likes the fast hard american courts, and this is where his serve is the most efficient, not only because it's fast, but especially because the rebound is higher than everywhere else when he does his kick serve (except clay courts of course), and Raonic is probably the one who controls the best those kick serves.
Hewitt is seeded too and he also made a solid entrance by beating Matosevic in 2 quite comfortable sets, confirming his good shape of the summer.
Even if he is great to return thanks to his good reading of opponent's serve, I still think that he will struggle a lot against the fast serves of Raonic, but of course especially against his kick serve. Hewitt isn't small, but isn't high too with 1m80 so he will have to return all the kick serve above his shoulders, so definitely not easy.
Plus Raonic is very solid on his baseline, and on the contrary of most of the players with big serve, he is able to hold long exchanges, so I don't think that Hewitt will lead exchanges which is his big advantage when he beat players with big serve.
The head-to-head isn't really good, indeed Hewitt won the 2 previous meetings, but I don't think that's a major problem, because one of the two matchs was a friendly, and especially both matchs were in Australia and we know that Hewitt plays his best tennis at home. Plus Raonic made a lot of improvement since those meetings which allowed him to enter top 10.
So I think that Raonic will beat Hewitt, I try his win in 2 sets.
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