Lucas Pouille faces Milos Raonic in the 1st round of the Rogers Cup (aka ATP Montreal). The match is scheduled to take place on Monday evening.
Back in January, Pouille reached his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 win over 16th seed Raonic at the Australian Open. That was the Frenchman’s first victory over Raonic in four attempts. His appearance in the Australian Open semi-final aside, Pouille’s best result of the current year was in reaching the final in the Bordeaux Challenger.
The 25 year-old Pouille, currently ranked 27 in the world, has a 17-14 win-loss record in 2019, and is 5-5 on hard courts this year.
Milos Raonic, currently ranked world no. 21, didn’t compete in this event in 2018. The 28 year-old Canadian best result of the current year to date was reaching the semi-finals in both Stuttgart and Indian Wells. Former Wimbledon finalist Raonic has a 20-9 win-loss record in 2019, with an 11-6 record on hard courts.
Lucas Pouille vs Milos Raonic Betting Lines & Prediction
Looking at Rogers Cup betting predictions for this match, Milos Raonic has both home court advantage in front of local support and has a better record on hard courts than Pouille.
Although the Frenchman won the day in their Australian Open quarter-final at the start of the year, Milos Raonic also has the advantage in the Head-to-Heads. Raonic could have certainly hoped for an easier draw than Pouille in the opening round, but he is still the tip to win here.
Raonic is a warm bookies favourite to win the match at -264 (1.38) at Sports Interaction, with Lucas Pouille available at +191 (2.91). Those looking for bigger tennis odds could be tempted with backing Raonic to win 2-0 in the Set Betting market, where the betting line is +105 (2.05), also at Sports Interaction.
Rogers Cup Picks: Set Betting – Milos Raonic to win 2-0 @ +105 (2.05) with Sports Interaction