2016 AO QF: Monfils - Raonic

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  1. Monfils in 3

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  2. Monfils in 4

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  3. Monfils in 5

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  4. Raonic in 3

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  5. Raonic in 4

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  6. Raonic in 5

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  1. britbox

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    This one has five sets written on it for me... and I think Raonic prevails.
     
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    Anything can happen in this one. I can see why Raonic might have problems playing against Gael. Monfils probably stands so far back that Raonic's serve is not as effective against him. And once it becomes a baseline slug fest anything can happen. Of all the combos for the final a Federer - Monfils one would be great (from my perspective!). In summary, on the one hand I would expect Milos to win this one, but on the other hand given the h2h and what Gael brings to the table I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Gael wins this one in 4
     
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    Raonic may be a little gassed after his win against Stan, but his confidence took a big step up. If he's rested and sharp, he can take down the clown in three. Four if Monfils puts on a show.
     
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    H2H means not a thing for this match. You cannot compare Milos from 2011 nor 2013 to the 2016 version.
    I am not saying it will be easy, but Milos will come out on top.
     
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    Gael Monfils presser after the 4th round match. Nursing a few injuries.

     
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    Milos talks about the win over Stan Wawrinka and the upcoming quarter final with Gael Monfils:

     
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    I like Gael, but I think Milos will win this one. Might take more than 3 sets. But who knows how Raonic will fare after 5 sets vs Stan.
     
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    Milos in 4 sets,Yep he is more than a 'serve boat' that most people are thinking,he hasn't lost so far this year in Australia,I was impressed with his win over Stan.
     
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    Milos"ll win that
     
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    While I expect Milos to win. Le Monf has that thing about him. If he's dialled in, it's the sort of match that can ruin Milos. Let's face it, his edge is still his serve. I see Gael standing back a mile and just hacking the ball back in, which means that Milos will be forced to create a ton of winners. I know his baseline game has improved, but I'm not sure he'll be able to cope with the sort of scrutiny a Monfils game brings. Even if Milos wins it's going to be brutal, and don't forget he's going to play against a retrieving machine who can generate stupid power off both wings when he feels like it
     
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    I concur @herios - I don't think the H2H will have much impact here and think Milos can take this.
     
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    I like both, but Raonic has grown on me, hope he wins.
     
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    Raonic has one of the best inside out forehands in the game currently. If Monfils tries that too much he will be hit off the court.
     
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    Milos in 3 sets,I find this match up interesting,who knows which Monfils will show up,Monfils could get 1 set off Milos,really impressed with Milos the way he played against Stan.
     
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    Players now warming up.
     
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    They turned the big screen off after player complaints.
     
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    First set Milos. Good, business-like performance so far.
     
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    Gutsy second set from Monfils. Stepped up and took his chance well.

    Now back on level terms. Pretty good match and the crowd are just beginning to get into it.

    I expect this one to get better as it goes along.
     
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