Stanislas Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic: Australian Open live scores, blog

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    2016 Australian Open Live Scores

    Men's Singles, 4th Round

    Melbourne

    M. Raonic won in 5 sets

     
     
    Finished s1 s2 s3 s4 s5
    Milos Raonic,CAN (13) 6 6 5 4 6
    Stan Wawrinka,SUI (4) 4 3 7 6 3

    Match Result

    Wawrinka fought well to claw himself back from a two sets to love deficit but Raonic was the better player today. His serve and volley tactics took time away from Wawrinka and kept the majority of points short this afternoon.

    Wawrinka couldn’t use his backhand enough today and his firepower as a result was nullified despite his good performance in the third and fourth set.

    Raonic now faces Monfils and given his strong temperament, a semi-final beckons for the Canadian.

    Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
    Raonic 6 6 5 4 6

    Match Preview

    Two Australian Open title contenders collide tonight as former champion Stanislas Wawrinka clashes with rising star Milos Raonic. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2pm (AEDT).

    Out of all the Round 4 match-ups, tonight’s contest looks the most competitive, with both Raonic and Wawrinka yet to drop a set en route to the fourth round.

    Wawrinka possesses a dominant 4-0 winning record over Raonic, but most of those matches have been competitive affairs.

    The highlight of Raonic’s year thus far was securing the Brisbane International several weeks ago, defeating Swiss maestro Roger Federer in straight sets. The Canadian has used that title-winning run in Brisbane as a springboard for a major tilt at the Australian Open.

    If Raonic hopes to cause the upset and beat Wawrinka, he has to neagte arguably the finest backhand in the men’s game.

    When on song, Wawrinka’s backhand is a match-winning weapon and the key reason he has been able to win two majors over the past two seasons. If Wawrinka is allowed to dominate from this side, Raonic’s chances of progression weaken significantly.

    Wawrinka meanwhile faces one of the most powerful serves on the ATP tour. Raonic’s forehand is also a major weapon and the Canadian favours this shot more than his backhand.

    Despite Wawrinka’s favourable record over Raonic, this contest could go down to the wire given both players’ present form. Wawrinka’s record however at the Australian Open is strong and such experience may prove definitive for the reigning French Open champion.

    Wawrinka in five sets.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • Roar Guru

      6:40pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:40pm | ! Report

      Raonic with the easy volley at the net secures his passage to his maiden Aus Open quarter-final where he will face Gael Monfils of France.

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 6

    • Roar Guru

      6:40pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:40pm | ! Report

      GAME SET AND MATCH RAONIC

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 6

    • Roar Guru

      6:39pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:39pm | ! Report

      Three match points for the Canadian

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:38pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:38pm | ! Report

      Raonic with the forehand down the line for 30-0!

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:37pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:37pm | ! Report

      Raonic true at the net yet again! 15-0

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:37pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:37pm | ! Report

      Wawrinka holds after saving one match point. Raonic to serve for the match!

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 3
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:36pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:36pm | ! Report

      Wawrinka again lets his forehand do the damage and its game point

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:36pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:36pm | ! Report

      Wawrinka nips the line with the forehand and its deuce! What a clutch shot!

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:35pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:35pm | ! Report

      Match point Raonic

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:34pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:34pm | ! Report

      Deuce as Raonic aims to break Wawrinka for the final time…

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:34pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:34pm | ! Report

      40-30 Wawrinka

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

    • Roar Guru

      6:33pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:33pm | ! Report

      Backhand return winner from Raonic who is full of confidence. 30-30

      Wawrinka 4 3 7 6 2
      Raonic 6 6 5 4 5

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