There have been some big upsets in the 2015 Australian Open and Canadian Milos Raonic would love to add his name to the list of spoilers when he meets top seeded Novak Djokovic at 2:30 a.m. Central Standard Time tomorrow morning. The latest tennis odds from Bovada.lv are heavily in favor of Djokovic, who is lined as a -900 money line pick ($900 wins $100). Raonic is drawing +600 odds to win the 2015 Australian Open Quarterfinals match while the Over/Under on sets is coming in at 3.5 (Under favored at -120 odds).
Milos Raonic showed vast improvement last season, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open and the semifinals at Wimbledon, and his progression has continued in the early portion of the 2015 season. Raonic, who had never qualified for the quarterfinals at a major prior to his aforementioned run at Roland Garros last year, finds himself on the verge of a semifinals showing in Melbourne thanks to straight set wins over Illya Marchenko, Donald Young and Benjamin Becker and a five set fourth round victory over Feliciano Lopez.
Raonic’s biggest hurdle awaits him, though, as Novak Djokovic, a towering force at any venue, is nearly unbeatable in Melbourne.
The 27-year old Serbian has continued his Australian Open dominance this season, dispatching his first four opponents, including 33rd ranked Fernando Verdasco, in straight sets. Djokovic’s blitz through the competition has resulted in an eighth consecutive Australian Open quarterfinals appearance and what he hopes will eventually be a fifth Aussie Open title.
His career numbers in Melbourne suggest the semifinals await, as does his head-to-head performance against Raonic. The pair have only faced each other on four other occasions, but Djokovic was successful in all of them.
The most recent meeting between Raonic and Djokovic came in the final of the BNP Paribas Masters in November of last year. Djokovic needed 83 minutes to win the match 6-2, 6-3.
2015 Australian Open Quarterfinals: Milos Raonic vs Novak Djokovic Odds – Provided by Bovada.lv
Milos Raonic +2.5 Games (-120), Over 3.5 Sets (-110), +600 (Moneyline)
Novak Djokovic -2.5 Games (-110), Under 3.5 Sets (-120), -900 (Moneyline)