The BNL d’Italia International Tournament takes place in Rome, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the second round between Marin Cilic and David Goffin, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Rome is a town of 2.8 million inhabitants, being the 3rd most visited city in the European Union.
This tournament is big, Masters 1000, with a prize pool of 3,465,045 euros.
The host is the Foro Italico complex, which features slow-sloping outdoor land.
The competition table includes Nadal, Djokovic, Cilic or Tsitsipas.
Marin Cilic: Team form, news and statistics
Marin Cilic is a 31-year-old Croatian, ranked 40th in the ATP.
And Cilic is one of the best tennis players of his generation, among the only ones with a grand slam, winning the 2014 US Open.
And after the Thiem-Zverev final, everyone was convinced how hard it is to win a major tournament, especially mentally.
Marin is good in this regard, being a very solid athlete, fighter, with a good game especially on fast surfaces.
Lately he has dropped, but we must not forget that he was number 3 in the world and can always make good tournaments, in the end not being so old.
In 2019 he has quarterfinals in Madrid, quarterfinals in Washington and semifinals in Moscow.
And in 2020 it has no performance.
This year Cilic did not do so well, although he has round 4 at the Australian Open, passing Paire and Agut.
This summer he lost in the first round to ATP Cincinnati, losing to Shapovalov, then reaching the 3rd round at the US Open, where he lost in four sets to Thiem.
The match was started very weakly by Marin but gradually he recovered, even taking a set and putting problems to the future champion.
David Goffin: Team form, news and statistics
David Goffin is a 29-year-old Belgian, ranked 11th in the ATP.
And Goffin has long been one of the best tennis players in the world and one of the most consistent, being permanently close to the top 10 ATP, reaching even the 7th place in the world.
David is very smart, which obviously helps him a lot on the field, in addition to having a lot of weapons and a varied game.
He is not strong, he does not have such an efficient service but he compensates by the game on the baseline and by the fact that he makes quite a few mistakes.
He has had some problems in recent years, especially with injuries, the most “famous” being the one in Rotterdam when he was hit in the eye by a ball but now looks in good shape.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Marseille, quarterfinals in the Pheonix challenger, semifinals in Estoril, quarterfinals in s’Hertogenbosch, finals in Halle, quarterfinals in Wimbledon, finals in Cincinnati and semifinals in Tokyo.
And in 2020 he has the semifinals in Montpellier.
Goffin is here in the first match after the American adventure, so it is not known exactly in what form he is or how he will react.
At ATP Cincinnati lost in round 3 with Struff, then at the US Open reaching round 4, having victories with Opelka or Krajinovic.
But in round 4, although he led 1-0 in the sets, he was dominated by Shapovalov, losing the initiative of the match and being difficult to return.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Marin Cilic vs David Goffin
In the direct meetings the score is 4-3 for Goffin, the last one taking place in 2018 at the US Open when Cilic won 7-6 6-2 6-4.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Marin Cilic vs David Goffin
Marin Cilic is no longer the player of 3-4 years ago, he was the winner of the US Open in the past, but he still remains a dangerous athlete for opponents, always being able to win tough matches or reach the final stages of the tournaments he takes part in.
He had a good US Open, losing in 4 sets to Thiem, and here he already has a match, which can help him. His service is efficient but Cilic is quite prone to double faults, for example with Bublik yesterday committing 5.
David Goffin is the favorite here and will probably win, although it is not known how he will react to the transition to slag, he is just coming from the US Open where he was eliminated in round 4 by Shapovalov.
Goffin generally has a good game but his service is unsafe lately, committing 6 doubles with Krajinovic, 5 with Coric or 6 with Struff.
Bet Tips: Over 4.5 double mistakes in the match