Reilly Opelka vs Milos Raonic

Reilly Opelka vs Milos Raonic 2019 Wimbledon Championships

One of the most exciting matches of the round of 32 at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships will see two rockets servers taking on each other. The 15th seed Milos Raonic meets Reilly Opelka, so prepare for a bunch of aces and a few thrilling tiebreaks.  

Reilly Opelka vs Milos Raonic

  • 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK
  • Friday 5th July

Reilly Opelka News & Form

The 21-year old American cruised through the first round, defeating Cedrik-Marcel Stebe in three sets, while Opelka upset the odds in the second round with a five-set victory over the 22nd-seeded Stan Wawrinka. Reilly won the first set but lost the next two, and he saved three break points in the fourth set. Opelka had 15 winners more than Wawrinka (59-44) and fully deserved his place in the round of 32.

Opelka came to London as the World No. 63 and with a 12-12 record in 2019. Reilly won his first ATP title this season, beating Brayden Schnur in three sets in the championship match. He was the Wimbledon Champion back in his junior days, while Opelka has a 2-2 record on the grass court in his professional career.

Milos Raonic News & Form

The 28-year old Canadian had an easy job in the first round, defeating the World No. 93 Prajnesh Gunneswaran in straight sets 7-6 6-4 6-2. In the second round, Raonic recorded another straight-set victory, but he had to play a couple of tiebreaks against Robin Haase. Raonic tallied 32 aces, so Haase just didn’t stand a chance.

Milos is the World No. 17 at the moment. He has an 18-7 record in 2019, but he’s still searching for his first final this season. Raonic is a former Wimbledon finalist from 2016 when he lost to Andy Murray in straight sets. He’s 26-8 at Wimbledon and 48-20 on the grass court in his career.

Opelka vs Raonic Head to Head

Reilly Opelka will meet Milos Raonic for the first time in his career. Opelka turned pro in 2015 and mostly played on a Challenger Tour since then.

Opelka vs Raonic Betting Odds and Predictions

The bookmakers consider Raonic as a firm favourite to win this match. You can take the Canadian at 1/3 with Betway, while Opelka is listed at 9/4 odds to win on the same platform. Raonic is available at 2/1 odds to win in straight sets with 888Sport, while he’s a 7/10 favourite to cover a 1.5-set handicap on the same platform.

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As you can see, the bookies expect Reilly Opelka to win a set, so the line on total games has been set at 43.5 with Betway with both over and under at 17/20 odds. Betway also offers alternative lines at 42.5 and 44.5 games with slight odds adjustments.

Opelka vs Raonic Betting Tip

Although Raonic is a strong favourite to win this match, I think Opelka will win at least a set. Raonic had a lot of injury problems this season, and he’s not playing at the highest level, especially from the baseline.

Payout Ratio

Considering some deadly services on both sides, I expect to see a few tiebreaks and four or five sets in the total. Hereof, my best bet is to take the over 42.5 games at 8/11 odds with Betway.