Milos Raonic is playing unbelievable tennis – The Eye of the Coach #5
In The Eye of the Coach #5, Patrick Mouratoglou underlines the incredible level by Milos Raonic before his quarter finals against Novak Djokovic at 2020 Australien Open.
In The Eye of the Coach #5, Patrick Mouratoglou underlines the incredible level reached by Milos Raonic before his quarter finals against Novak Djokovic at the 2020 Australian Open. The Canadian, step by step, returns to his best level. In Melbourne, he beat Lorenzo Giustino, Christian Garin, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Marin Cilic without dropping a single set.
“He’s playing great at the moment. I saw his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas. I was very impressed. The way he served the whole match, Stefanos had zero breakpoint. On Stefano’s serve, he put so much pressure. So far, he won his battle against his body. He moves incredibly fast around his backhand. We know how dangerous his forehand is. He’s tough to beat, I’m not surprised he beat Cilic in three sets.”
Raonic never took a set at Djokovic in Grand Slam
After a difficult year in 2019, in which he missed the French Open because of a knee injury and the US Open because of a back injury, Milos Raonic is finally playing pain free and can show his best level in Australia.
“He has added some stuff in his game. He’s hitting so many forehands and he hurts all the time. He goes much more down the line with his backhand. He’s not slicing that much. He goes for it. That puts a lot of pressure on the opponent.” Will that be enough to beat Novak Djokovic here ? “To play the best returner in the world is a big challenge for a server like Raonic. He’s really impressive, so I want to see that match.”
It will be the 10th duel between Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic. The Canadian never beat the world number two and never took a single set in their meetings in Grand Slams (Australian Open 2015, French Open 2014). Milos Raonic will have to hit big serves and to be aggressive if he wants to stop the defending champion.