Due to start at 2:45 pm
Raonic 1.89, Tsonga 2.10
Raonic leads their previous meetings 3-2. The last time they met was in this tournament in 2016. Raonic won their quarter final in straight sets.
Raonic has won 65% of his matches this year but his more recent form has been poor by his own standards. He lost to wild card Jurgen Melzer last week! His last 3 matches were losses as short priced favourite.
Tsonga has been troubled by injury this year but has played some decent tennis since he returned in September. He took in form Gael Monfils to 3 sets in Antwerp. He has an excellent indoor record. He has had some great results at the Paris Masters but not in recent years.
The value is on Tsonga and I expect him to take at least a set. Backing servers is an option. Lay Raonic around 1.60.