The tournament at Key Biscayne, Miami offered a very interesting string of surprises. Many top seeded players were already eliminated or abandoned the competition. So it is very likely for Milos Raonic to have the chance of a rematch against Novak Djokovic. Besides, both Tennis players exhibit a very consistent pace.

Milos Raonic can consider himself to be lucky

Raonic got an extremely difficult half-draw at the beginning of the tournament.

On his way to an eventual final, he had to face the potential duels with Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka or Andy Murray. The only one of them who survived the matches in the first rounds is the Scotsman Murray. Stan Wawrinka, the 4th seeded, lost unexpectedly to A. Kuznetsov (ATP No.51). An even bigger surprise was Rafael Nadal’s withdrawalfrom the match against Damir Dzumhur (ATP No.94).

Two of the main obstacles suddenly vanished.

A duel between Murray and Raonic is definitely possible. What we know for sure is that the result of such a match is hard to predict. Murray hardly outstepped the Canadian in January. Let us not forget that Raonic played in that Australian Open semifinal while suffering from a back injury.

Djokovic is even luckier

In the other half of the draw, Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, got unexpected help.

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Roger Federer, who was about to return to the ATP circuit at this tournament, withdrew because of a stomach infection. So the potential encounter between the Serb player and the Swiss tennis star will no long happen, at least for now. Given the level of play the Serbian player put in, Roger Federer would have definitely been the only one capable of putting Djokovic’s skills and also cleverness to the test.

However in these circumstances, if Raonic continues his series of well-played matches, he will only have one major challenge before the final, which is a potential duel against Andy Murray (ATP No. 2).

In case he has the chance of a rematch in the Miami final, Milos Raonic will be a totally different player. He was barely recognizable at Indian Wells. The tens of loose errors made him lose his temper and self-confidence, and he openly surrendered to Djokovic in the end.

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