Raonic vs Isner / Wimbledon – This is a duel between two “bombers” in one of the quarterfinals of men's competition, and it will be played between the Canadian M. Raonic and American J. Isner. In the quarterfinal matches in the eighth finals Raonic was better than M. McDonald with a score 3:1, while Isner defeated S. Tsitsipas without a lost set. Begins: 11.07.2018. – 14:00 CET
Raonic has had a lot of injuries in the past two seasons that moved him away from the tennis courts and significantly damaged his form, which in the end of 2016 led him to third place at the ATP ranking. How important the fall in the rating this was it is enough to say that Raonic has arrived at Wimbledon as the 32nd world player with this season's ratio of 16 wins and seven defeats.
The Canadian has managed to win eight ATP titles in his career so far, the last being in 2016 from the tournament in Brisbane, where he managed to defeat R. Federer in the final match. Raonic has recently lost the finals at the Stuttgart tournament from Federer. In addition to this finals, the Canadian had a good performance at the Masters in Indian Well, where he played the semi-finals match but was stopped by J.M. Del Potro.
Isner got closer to his best rating this season since 2012 when he was the 9th player of the world. This American has arrived at Wimbledon from the 10th position at the ATP rankings, and he made 16 wins and 11 defeats in the current season. In the 11 years of his professional tennis, Isner has won 13 ATP titles, and the last of them, which is also his biggest title, came from Maastricht this season, where he managed to defeat A. Zverev in the final match after three sets.
How big this score is evidenced by the fact that Isner has ended all the other tournaments during this season much earlier. The only exception is quarter-finals of Masters in Madrid, which he considering the type of ground, expectedly lost to A. Zverev. We will also mention his placement in the fourth round of Roland Garros, in which he was defeated after three sets by J.M. Del Potro.
Raonic vs Isner PICK
Of the four games played so far between these two tennis players, Isner has solved even three in his favour, while Raonic was only better once. What is more important is that they have played nine sets so far, and seven were decided after tie-breaks. We know that these are two great servers, so we expect great uncertainty and some tie-breaks in this match.
Pick: over 44.5 games
Odds: 1.61 at 10bet (down to 1.56 can be played)