They already faced each other on four occasions, and Marin Cilic beat Grigor Dimitrov in three. However, they have not faced each other since 2016.
Cilic comes from victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets. I confess I expected more from Kohlschreiber. In addition, it is necessary to recognize that the Croatian did well and made a solid start.
If he can maintain the same level of solidity of the debut, Cilic will give a lot of work to Dimitrov. However, the Croatian has fluctuated a lot in recent weeks – and it all depends on your level of service against the Bulgarian.
Dimitrov also needed two sets to advance. He beat the Spaniard Bautista-Agut. The first set of the Bulgarian was very good, but he returned to show the old problems of inconsistency in the second set – especially the serve.

Tennis Prediction of the Day Marin Cilic vs Grigor Dimitrov

“The idea we have is to mentally help him build the best player he can be; in the long run, we think he needs to be more consistent to stay on top, what we’ve done so far has allowed him to win big things, but not enough to be consistent at the top, “said Daniel Vallverdú, Dimitrov’s coach.
Cilic is not playing his best tennis, but played at a high level in the debut and better outfielder than the rival of soon more. On the other hand, Dimitrov, despite being excellent in the technical aspect, makes a very reasonable season and has problems with the second serve. I will rely on Cilic to move forward.

Prediction Today: Cilic -1.5 games

Odds: 1.67

 

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