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Milos Raonic Even-Money to Win Wimbledon 2nd Quarter; 20-1 to Win Outright Ahead of Round of 16

David Golokhov

by David Golokhov in Tennis

Updated Mar 26, 2020 · 11:32 AM PDT

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Milos Raonic has been to the Wimbledon final before. Is he en route to making a second appearance? Photo by Diliff (Wikimedia Commons).
  • Milos Raonic has yet to lose a set at Wimbledon this year
  • Raonic is 0-9 in his career against Novak Djokovic
  • Raonic is a good bet to win Quarter 2 at even money

We’ve hit Middle Sunday at Wimbledon, which means the action is about to ramp up the coming week. As we make the charge toward the finals, one player that’s emerged as a contender is Milos Raonic.

Is he a good bet to win Quarter 2 or even challenge the Big Three and win the tournament outright?

2019 Wimbledon Quarter 2 Odds

Player Odds
Milos Raonic EVEN
Roberto Bautista-Agut +150
Benoit Paire +800
Guido Pella +800

Odds taken 07/07/19.

Raonic Has Looked Flawless

Many people were wondering if anyone could challenge the Big Three (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer), and while many of the top sees have faltered (seeds No. 4 through No.14 are all out except for No. 8 Kei Nishikori), one has shined: No. 15 Milos Raonic.

The former Wimbledon finalist has been banged up this year but looks to be in his best form right now. He came into the tournament just 10-6 in his last 16 matches. He’s looked crisp at Wimbledon, though, and has yet to drop a set.

Of course, one concern is going to be the fact that he’s played absolutely nobody. With all due respect to Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Robin Haase and Reilly Opelka, none of those players are ranked higher than No. 63 in the world. Things are going to get much tougher for him.

Raonic a Good Bet to Win His Quarter

Taking a look at his path in Quarter 2, Raonic seems like a good bet. First up will be No. 26 Guido Pella, who just knocked off No. 4 seed Kevin Anderson. However, keep in mind that Anderson wasn’t fully healthy. Pella needed five sets to beat Andreas Seppi and four against Marius Copil. Raonic should pick up this win.

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After that, Raonic will either face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut or No. 28 Beniote Paire, who will play each other. Bautista Agut is favored but Raonic is 5-0 lifetime against him. He’s dropped just two sets against him in five matches. Raonic should beat either, so that’s why I like him to win Quarter 2 at even money.

Don’t Bet Raonic to Win it All

He’s had a really nice run and while the +2000 Wimbledon odds might be enticing, he’s not likely to win it all. If he wins his quarter, he’ll have to take on Novak Djokovic next. Djokovic is a perfect 9-0 lifetime against Raonic, only losing a set to him once. If he gets by Djokovic somehow, he’ll have to face Nadal, who is 7-2 against him, or Federer, who is 11-3 against him.

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I would give him a chance against Federer if it comes to that in the final but I’ll bet that individually if we get there. Raonic has had a nice run at Wimbledon and it’s likely to continue through to the quarters, but I’m not interested in betting on him to win this tournament outright.

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