ATP St. Petersburg Open: Milos Raonic vs Borna Coric Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction

The World No.21 Milos Raonic and World No.27 Borna Coric will clash in the semi-finals of St. Petersburg Open.

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Borna Coric, Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic will lock horns with Borna Coric in the semi-finals of the 2020 St. Petersburg Open later today. Both players have been in a stupendous form. None of the two have dropped a single set in their run so far.

Raonic, former World No.3, has held an extraordinary footing this season on the hard-courts. He reached the finals in the Cincinnati Masters, where lost to World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-1, 3-6, 4-6. 

The Croatian, who is 23-years-old, has also performed considerably well on hard courts. He advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open 2020 for the first time in his career. He is now following that result by advancing to the last four in St. Petersburg.

Match Details

  • Fixture: Milos Raonic vs Borna Coric
  • Date: 17th October 2020
  • Tournament: St. Petersburg Open
  • Round: Semi-Finals
  • Venue: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Category: ATP World Tour 500 series 
  • Surface: Indoor hard court
  • Prize money: Approx. $92,870

Milos Raonic vs Borna Coric: Match Preview

Milos Raonic

Raonic has not dropped his serve in the course of the tournament. He has only faced 10 breakpoints in six sets. He was in cruise control in his quarter-final clash against home favorite Karen Khachanov, demolishing the Russian 6-1 in the opening set before edging a second-set tie-break.

In the quarter-final against big-serving American Reilly Opelka, Coric was staring down the barrel after conceding an early break of serve and trailing 2-5 in the first set. But the Croat raised his level to break back and take the opening set in a tie-break before sealing the second 6-3.

Milos Raonic vs Borna Coric: Head-to-Head Preview

Borna Coric

The duo have only met each other only once in their careers. This meeting came about in Delray Beach in 2017. Raonic ousted Coric in the round of 16 with the scoreboard at 6-3, 7-6(2). 

The pair have the exact same playstyles. They both also like to dominate from the baseline. This will most likely result in a very exhilarating match.

Milos Raonic vs Borna Coric: Match Prediction

Milos Raonic

Even though Coric is playing the best tennis that he’s played so far, Raonic is one of the favourites to win the tournament. The Canadian’s current form and focus on display has been breathtaking to watch. Coric however, will try to rock the study boat, Raonic is floating in. 

Match Prediction: Milos Raonic wins in 3 sets.

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