TennisSection previews the 2021 Miami Open as Milos Raonic (12) meets Hubert Hurkacz (26) in the Fourth Round on Tuesday, March 30th 2021.
Will Hubert Hurkacz come out as strongly as he did in the Third Round as he looks to make his way to yet another late stage in a tournament in 2021? Will Milos Raonic show everyone that he is still one of the best players on the ATP Tour in these hot hard-court conditions as he looks to make his way to the Quarter-finals of the 2021 Miami Open? Which one of these players will come out here on top of their game and get themselves through to the Quarter-finals here in Miami?
Hubert Hurkacz put on a very solid performance in the Third Round, getting revenge for his loss just over a week ago at the 2021 Dubai Open to Denis Shapovalov. Hurkacz was able to get on top of the first set quite early, and this gave him more freedom in the second set to play his shots. Hurkacz won in straight sets 6-3/7-6(6) and will be feeling very confident about his game at the moment. Hurkacz has never made the Quarter-finals of a Masters 1000 tournament, and he will be very determined to get the job done here against Milos Raonic to make an even bigger name for himself in the ATP Tour in 2021. How will the big swinging Pole fare against the experience of Milos Raonic on Tuesday?
Milos Raonic was able to put on a great serving performance against Ugo Humbert in the Third Round, beating the young and skilled Frenchman in straight sets 6-4/7-5. Raonic was feeling himself on his serve, and this allowed him to play the return games with less pressure, eventually giving him the edge and allowing him to win both sets. Raonic has so much experience on the ATP Tour and I am sure that he will be very confident in his ability to reach near to his peak in 2021 if he continues improving. Milos loves playing in these conditions as his serve is able to bounce off the court higher and result in more aces. However, Raonic will be wary that he will meet a player who is also very similar in his playing style in Hubert Hurkacz. How will Raonic deal with another massive server?
Milos Raonic and Hubert Hurkacz have never met before, and we are definitely in for an exciting and dramatic encounter in the Fourth Round of the 2021 Miami Open. Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but going off of performances this week, I believe that Milos Raonic is in slightly better form. Milos Raonic will want to get to the later stages of big tournaments in 2021, and he will be very determined to win here and make his way through to the Quarter-finals of the 2021 Miami Open by beating Hubert Hurkacz. It will be a tight one, but Raonic will win.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Milos Raonic to Win.