Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic
- Date: 14 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 4th Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 245,920 $ (USD)
Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic: Preview
No.1 seed Novak Djokovic started as the favorite to lift the trophy at Melbourne this year. Three rounds later, he may just be on the verge of an unfortunate exit.
Djokovic battled past Taylor Fritz 7-6(1),6-4,3-6,4-6,6-2 in the third round. Nole looked well on course to win the match in straight sets before picking up an injury mid-third set. After medical timeouts, a gritty Djokovic eventually closed the match and rated his win ‘one of the more specials’.
Canadian Milos Raonic has been on the tour for a few years now and his well-known for his mighty serve. Raonic has looked decent this tournament with victories over Federico Coria and Corentin Moutet in the initial two rounds.
In the third round, the world no.14 got the better of Márton Fucsovics of Hungary in four sets, 7-6(2),5-7,6-2,6-2.
Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic: Head-to-Head
This will be the 12th meeting between the duo. Surprisingly, Raonic hasn’t won a single match against Nole. The H2H stands 11-0 in the favor of Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic: Prediction
If fully fit, Djokovic is the clear favorite to win the encounter. He is unlikely to take the court but if he plays, he might not play at 100% fitness. And given Raonic’s serving abilities, he may have a real chance to defeat the Serb for the first time in his career.
Prediction: Raonic to win in four sets