Raonic is now the highest seeded player in St. Petersburg after Berdych lost and we'll take him to defeat Robredo in this quarterfinals clash. Find out which bet we have selected for our tennis picks.
Tommy Robredo (5) vs Milos Raonic (2)
Milos Raonic has struggled in the last months with physical problems. After a foot surgery he had some back problems at US Open and was clearly unable to perform at his best. However, the Canadian was very impressive in his first match against Evgeny Donsky at St. Petersburg with a much better baseline movement and also his service level increased with 64% first serve in, 13 aces and 82% of service points won.
Tommy Robredo is known for his fighting spirit and outstanding defensive skills. The Spanish can do well in every surface but these faster Indoor conditions doesn’t suit so well his game style like Clay or Outdoor Hard Court.
This week Robredo defeated two players who are far from their best, Mikhail Youzhny and Marcos Baghdatis, where his consistent baseline game was enough for him to take the victory.
Raonic is a terrible match up for Robredo and h2h shows that with 4 – 0 for Milos (and three of those victories were on clay). They played just once in Hard Court this season at Indian Wells where Raonic won easily 6 – 3 6 – 2.
Tommy likes to play couple of meters behind the baseline, however against Raonic he gets too vulnerable and the Canadian takes advantage of that with his higher firepower. The other key for Raonic will be his serve that is clearly his best weapon and against Robredo’s one handed-backhand is even more efficient.
Milos made a massive improvement since US Open and should overcome once again Robredo on this contest. We’ll add to our tennis picks the value on Raonic tennis odds to do the job and cover the spread.
Tennis Pick: Milos Raonic -3.0 at -115 at Pinnacle