Novak Djokovic is already qualified to the semifinals, so the third match is more important for Marin Cilic, who has not yet decided the issue. Would Horvat serious konkurenciju first racket of the world? – read our forecast.
Serbian tennis player without problems led the group And, as during the Final tournament produced two easy victories. It is noticeable that the first racket of the world is at the peak of his form and while he has no equal.
Novak began the competition with a match against John Isner, American only lasted for the first set, because in the second game he just handed the initiative to the opponent (6-4, 6-3). In the next game , Djokovic once again underclass Alexander Zverev, as it allowed the German to win only five games (6-4, 6-1).
The representative of Serbia is ready to fight against the Croat, however his opponent has nothing to lose, after all Cilic needed to win.
Seventh racket of the world had a good chance to qualify in the semi-finals, however a defeat at the start of the tournament has slightly changed his plans. Now a trip to the playoffs depends not only on the result of the match against Djokovic, but also on how you play it is a direct competitor to the beast. Marin failed to beat Alexander in the first fight, although he performed no worse (6-7, 6-7).
Cilic gathered forces and in the next match scored a victory over John Isner in three sets (6-7, 6-3, 6-4). The representative of Croatia understands that ahead of the match with a very uncomfortable opponent, but you need to go to court and prove that he is worthy spots in the semifinals.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Between a tennis players met 18 times, and only twice managed Croat to win.
- Djokovic five times became the winner of the Final tournament.
- In five previous matches had been punched in the 20.5 total games.
- In my entire career, Cilic has never played in the semi Final of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic may already be calm for the result, but at least he has already done, but against Cilic need to give our hundred percent or more to compete for a spot in the semifinals. As shown by recent personal duels, the Croat can to fight the Serb and we assume that in this confrontation, the seventh racket of the world won’t give up.