Help

loading...

Article

  • Raonic, Kohlschreiber clash in Rome opener

    5/12/13 11:11 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Raonic, Kohlschreiber clash in Rome opener An intriguing first-round matchup pits Milos Raonic against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Monday in Rome. Raonic just recently split from coach Galo Blanco.

    Milos Raonic and Philipp Kohlschreiber will be facing each other for the second time in their careers and for the second time this season when they do battle in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Monday. Raonic won their only previous encounter 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.

    Kohlschreiber is heating up in the aftermath of a Davis Cup leg injury that hampered his hard-court swing earlier this spring. The 22nd-ranked German reached the third round in Monte-Carlo, advanced to the semis in Barcelona, and finished runner-up to countryman Tommy Haas in Munich. Kohlschreiber skipped Madrid last week following that intense stretch of tennis.

    Raonic has been solid but unspectacular on the slow stuff so far. The 14th-ranked Canadian lost in the Monte-Carlo second round, made his way to the Barcelona semifinals, then lost to Fernando Verdasco in round two of Marid. He has played a third-set tiebreaker in each of his last three tournaments (1-2 record).

    In off-the-court news, Raonic just split from coach Galo Blanco. That almost surely won't be any kind of deciding factor in this match, but it certainly does not help. Kohlschreiber should be able to use the slower surface to his advantage and avenge his previous loss to Raonic after three entertaining sets.



    Find the latest tennis odds at Unibet.com

Tell a friend »

Comments


Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

Unibet Mobile prematch,live betting

Unibet Mobile betting Unibet Mobile betting

Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
 For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.

ATP Calendar

Date
Tournament

Recommend Tennistalk



Follow us

Follow Tennistalk on Facebook Follow Tennistalk on Twitter

Tell a friend

Your name:

Friend's name:

Friend's email:

Other tennis links