Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic – Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

World no.1 Novak Djokovic will take on Milos Raonic of Canada in the 4th round at the Australian Open 2021

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Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round of Australian Open 2021.

Match Details:

  • 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

Novak Djokovic

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

Milos Raonic

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

Novak Djokovic

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

Also read: Australian Open 2021: “Super proud of myself and not disappointed at all” – Nick Kyrgios reacts after losing to Dominic Thiem

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