Raonic vs De Jong prediction for their match in the first round at the 2024 ATP Rotterdam event. Tennis action from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic will continue on the comeback trail in the Netherlands this week. In the first round of the 2024 ATP Rotterdam tournament, Raonic will face Jesper De Jong. Raonic enters this match as just a small moneyline favorite, priced at -138. My Raonic vs De Jong prediction is that Raonic will win this match to advance to the second round.
Milos Raonic vs Jesper De Jong Head-to-Head Series
The Raonic vs De Jong h2h is 0-0, making this their first meeting. We have not seen that much out of Raonic lately. He was in the Australian Open a few weeks ago but wasn't able to finish his first-round match. He did play well enough to take a set off of Alex de Minaur but Raonic had to retire in the match. The only other recent match Raonic played in was in the frivolous Kooyong Classic, a match where he beat Frances Tiafoe in straight sets.
Raonic's service stats are worth looking at from his most recent match. He did go 12-1 on aces to double faults at the Australian Open. His fastest serve was 224 km/hr against de Minaur. The Australian player is a very good returner so Raonic's serve appears to be reliable right now. He should be able to hold his serve a lot against De Jong in their upcoming match.
De Jong was in Montpellier last week but fell in the first round. He played well at Melbourne Park, surviving the qualifying draw and then winning a main draw match before losing to the eventual champion, Jannik Sinner. But De Jong enters the match against Raonic ranked just 140th in the world. Raonic shouldn't be having too much trouble against a player ranked this low if the Canadian's serve is anywhere near where it was in his last match.
Furthermore, De Jong spends a lot of time in challenger events. He simply will not have much seen a player with Raonic's service ability.
Raonic vs De Jong Prediction: Raonic to win
Raonic to win this match is the bet to make at -138 (bet365). There is some ambiguity regarding the Canadian right now. However, he is the better player in the match by a wide margin in terms of pure talent. I don't think he can be opposed at this point in Rotterdam. If Raonic is healthy for this match, then it might not be at all close.
De Jong vs Raonic prediction: Draw at the 2024 ABN Amro Open
The winner of this match will move on to face the winner of Borna Coric and Alexander Bublik. Bublik is the No. 8 seed in the event. This quarter also has Sinner in it as the tournament's top seed.
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