Thursday Tennis Treble
Belinda Bencic is flying right now, and I think she picks up another huge win here. The Swiss ace is on a nine-match winning streak, after claiming the Dubai title a couple of weeks ago, as well as picking up some good wins here. This run from Bencic has seen her pick up five wins over top-ten players, including against the world number one Naomi Osaka in the last round. Bencic to continue her fantastic run with a 2-1 win over Pliskova.
I like Raonic to reach the semi-finals here yet again. The Canadian ace has a terrific record at this tournament, and he’s reached the semi-final stage on numerous occasions in the past. Raonic also won the only previous meeting between these two, a 2-0 victory earlier this season, and I think he repeats the trick here. Raonic in straight-sets.
I think this will be a close match, and I can see it going the distance. These two are both great players, and both have beaten each other in the past. Three of the last five matches between these two have gone to a deciding set, and I think there’ll be Over 21.5 Games on this occasion too.