Raonic vs Goffin (By: Stanioooo)
1st round match between Milos Raonic and David Goffin in Toronto, Canada.
Undoubtedly this is the main match from the 1st round and the reason this one to happen so early, was that Milos is unseeded in Rogers cup and Goffin was the one with the awful draw. Infact David is out of form. After his shocking first round exit in Wimbledon by Mattew Ebden in straight sets, he played in Washington and firstly he eliminated Herbert in three sets in a final tiebreak, it was really a very close match. Then he made his best match in months beating Tiafoe with easiness in straight sets, but Tsitsipas was the one, who eliminated him in the QFs(6:3 6:4).
On the other side Raonic hasn't performed in an official match since Wimbledon, where he reached the QFs, where Isner eliminated him in four sets. Maybe Raonic realized he missed a golden chance for a final in Wimbledon, because the opponent in the SF was Kevin Anderson, typical player as Raonic. He also made brilliant tournament is Stuttgart, where he lost to Federer in the final. So, it's obvious Raonic started to feel much more comfortable on the court, although he is still N30 in the ranking.
H2H they have 5 matches and Raonic leads 3:2. The only match Goffin won against him on faster courts was in Basel 2014 in three sets, together with a clay match in Madrid, which is easy for prediction. Raonic succeeded to win three times on the big stage- in Wimbledon 2016, Indian Wells 2016 and Australian Open 2011. Last season both of them were eliminated in the 2nd round- Raonic by Mannarino and Goffin by Chung, both in straight sets. This year I expect much better performance by Raonic, who will play infront of the home crowd. Last season they succeeded to inspire Denis Shapovalov to beat Nadal and reach the SFs, where lost to the champion Alex Zverev, so why not this year Raonic to be the dark horse in the draw as an unseeded player. I don't expect much problems for Raonic in the start against Goffin, who is obviously out of rhythm right now.
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Raonic vs Goffin prediction
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