Indian Wells Day 11: Raonic to Prevail Against Thiem

João Mourato

Friday, March 15, 2019 11:15 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 11:15 PM UTC

The action continues in the Californian desert with Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic fighting for a place in the final of the BNP Paribas Open.

<h2>Dominic Thiem (7) vs. Milos Raonic (13)</h2><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Thiem - Raonic Betting Odds">Saturday, March 16, Indian Wells</a></strong></p><p>Former world No.3 Milos Raonic needed just 72 minutes to get past Miomir Kecmanovic and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open for the fourth time in his career. Raonic fired 13 aces and won 88.24% of the points behind his first serve to claim his 11th win of the season. The 28-year-old Canadian is a former runner-up in Indian Wells but is yet to win an ATP Masters 1000 title. Nevertheless, Raonic is one of the most successful players in the Californian desert in recent years with an outstanding 17-3 record since 2015.</p><p>Raonic will next face No.7 seed Dominic Thiem, who advanced to the last four in Indian Wells after Gael Monfils’ withdrawal from the BNP Paribas Open due to a left Achilles tendon problems. Thiem enjoys the high bouncing conditions in the Californian desert and said that the courts in Indian Wells are very similar to clay. The 25-year-old has yet to lose a set on this year’s edition of the BNP Paribas Open and is trying to become the first Austrian player to reach the final in Indian Wells.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the third time in their careers. Raonic leads 2-0 in their head-to-head with Thiem still looking to win a set against the Canadian.</p><p>Raonic is a tough matchup for Thiem and although the Austrian enjoys the conditions in Indian Wells, it’s hard to go against Milos. Looking now at the odds for this contest, Raonic is the slight favourite <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 67/100 (1.67) with Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">Bet365 offers 137/100 (2.37</a>) for Thiem to win this match. The Canadian has always been a great investment on this tournament and for that reason, our suggestion is to add Raonic's moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this semi-final.</p>
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