The 1/8 finals of a hard tournament in New York gives allthe tennis fans the game between the experienced Canadian Milos Raonic and Korean Kwon Sun-woo. The athletes meet for the second time, so they know the game features of each other. Moreover, the first match took place less than a month ago so not a lot changed in their game pattern. Who will proceed in this game? – Our prediction is here for you.
At what time will Kwon Soon-woo and Milos Raonic play?
The game time is February 12, 2020, at 7:30 PM (EST).
What are the player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Kwon Soon-woo takes the 84th position and Milos Raonic takes the 32th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kwon Soon-woo have?
Kwon Soon-woo has won 58% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Milos Raonic have?
Milos Raonic has won 67.9% of the games as a favorite.
The 22-year-old Korean is holding the fourth tournament in 2020. Kwon Sung-woo opened the current season at the Challenger in Canberra, where he was marked by dry victories over Yannick Maden and Harry Bourchier. Then he lost in the 3-set fight to the Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-7, 6-4, 1-6. Next was the Australian Open, in which the Korean stopped fighting already at the start, losing in five games to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6.
Kwon-Sung-woo spent the past week in Pune, having passed at the start of the difficult Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-6. But in the quarterfinal he did not manage to cope with the Belarussian Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-7, 4-6.
The Korean makes his debut in this tournament. In the first round Kwoon managed to beat the Japanese Go Soeda 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.
The Former 3rd racket of the world holds the third tournament of the current season. Milos unsuccessfully began the year of 2020, unexpectedly losing at the start of Doha to the Frenchman Corentin Moutet in two tiebreakers.
Next was the Australian Open, where Raonic showed a very strong tennis, which allowed him to reach the top eight. The Canadian scored on the net dry victories over Giustino, Garin, Tsitsipas and Cilic but was knocked out by Novak Djokovic, who later became the winner of the major. So the defeat from the Serb cannot be considered shameful.
It is worth noting that Milos first performs in New York, having received the second seeding number from the organizers and skipping the 1/16 finals. Last season, the Canadian this game week was at the tournament in Rotterdam, where he reached the 1/8 finals, unable to cope with Swiss Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 6-7 at the end.
It should be stated that Raonic in general does not play much on hard, although he has all the data for excellent results, taking into account one of the fastest innings on the tour and good ability to act near the net.
The Canadian is now located only on the 32nd line in the world ranking, which clearly does not correspond to his level and ambitions. Therefore, clearly, Milos will try this season to improve his position and win titles after a 3-year recession.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The tennis players met with each other on the court of Australian Open where the Canadian was more successfull 6-3, 6-2
- Raonic lost only once iv his recent 5 matches
- Kwoon got to win twice in his latest 5 games
Milos holds the first match after a 3-week pause and it is difficult to judge about his condition. Kwon has already played one meeting in New York, having managed to adjust to the local courts.
Nevertheless, the class of the Canadian is definitely higher and he should not have any special problems against an opponent of this level and playing style. Unless, of course, he managed to keep the form which he had at Australian Open.
We predict Milos Raonic to win.