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Wimbledon 2016 Men’s Q’final: Preview

Wimbledon 2016 Men’s Q’final: Preview

10 days into The Wimbledon Championships and we are already set to witness the men’s quarterfinals. With only 8 players left in the draw, we at Essentially Sports preview the quarterfinal matches.

Milos Raonic (above) of Canada faces big serving American Sam Querrey.
Milos Raonic (above) of Canada faces big-serving American Sam Querrey.

  1. S. Querrey (USA) vs M. Raonic (CAN)

In a Battle of the big servers, American Sam Querrey faces Milos Raonic of Canada.

Raonic battled past David Goffin of Belgium in the 4th round, having come down from 2 sets to love. With three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe included in his coaching staff, Raonic has learnt and successfully employed serve and volley tactics, something the former was well known for. While McEnroe’s influence seems to be a positive one, there are aspects such as the return of serve and gameplay that he has to improve on, if he is to win a maiden Grand Slam.

Querrey, on the back of a stunning 3rd Round victory against World No.1 Novak Djokovic, made short work of French player Nicolas Mahut in the 4th round. Equalling a career-best quarter-final showing, Querrey has produced serving masterclasses right through the tournament and looks absolutely indestructible. He’s also improved on his return games and is consistent with his rallies.

A threat to Raonic, Querrey will look to continue causing upsets. An exciting matchup because it involves both players of equal calibre, this quarter-final showing is going to be a delight to watch.

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