Milos Raonic v Cedric-Marcel Stebe ATP Delray Beach Open Live Streaming, Preview, H2H and Prediction: Second Seed Canadian to Progress Easily

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The second seed, Canadian, Milos Raonic will play Cedric-Marcel Stebe of Germany in the second round of the ATP Delray Beach Open on Thursday, February 20. The match will begin at around 10 pm local time (2 am BST next day) and you can find the Milos Raonic v Cedric-Marcel Stebe live streaming options along with its preview, head to head and tips here.

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Milos Raonic v Cedric-Marcel Stebe Head to Head

The pair have never met each other on the tour. This will be the first meeting between the two 29-year-olds.

Raonic Looking to End a Four Year Title Wait

The last time Raonic won a title it was more than four years ago in Brisbane. He went on to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open a week later. He also reached the Wimbledon finals later that year. These results got him to his career-best third in the world ranking. At the time it looked like a matter of time before the six-foot-five Canadian would win his maiden Grand Slam.

But his journey since then has been one of many injuries, comebacks, struggling for form and change of coaches. Since then there have been ten occasions on which he has had to retire during or before a match giving his opponent a walkover. One of those occasions was at Delray Beach where he had to withdraw from the final giving the title to Jack Sock.

This season he has shown some signs of his old self. He played some really impressive tennis at the Australian Open where he reached the quarter-finals. In the first week of the tournament, he won close to 90% of his first-serve points. He will be hoping to regain similar form this week and finally end his title drought.

With the top seed, Nick Kyrgios having already withdrawn from the tournament due to a wrist injury, this is a golden opportunity for Raonic to win his ninth career title.

Cedric-Marcel Looking to Break Back into the Top 100

The 29-year-old German’s journey has been much similar to his Canadian opponent when it comes to battling with injuries and making comebacks. Cedric-Marcel was world number 71 back in 2012 before a hip injury took him out of the game for nearly two years.

He came back and reached as high as 76 once again in 2017 once again to be struct by down by injuries. Two wrist operations later he was once again forced to sit out the best part of 2018 & 2019. Upon his come back to the court less than 15 months ago his ranking was outside the top 1000.

But a final run at Gstaad and a quarter-final appearance at Stockholm last year meant that he rose through the rankings once again. This season he started with a semi-final run at the Noumous Challenger. But then he suffered a couple of early-round exits at the Australian Open and Pune. But he won his first match this week against Bernard Tomic. A deep run this week will once again bring him back to breaking into the top 100 once again.

Milos Raonic v Cedric-Marcel Stebe Predictions & Tips

It is difficult to look past Raonic in this match. The Canadian loves playing on the hard courts. The pace and power of his ground shots and serve is going to be too much for the German to handle.

Tip: Raonic to win in straight sets: 1/1 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)

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