1/8 finals of an ATP US Open Grand Slam, USA (hard). Two very well known players will face off definitely a must-watch match. To have more insights on this ATP Marin Cilic vs Rafael Nadal match, please check out the preview below.
30 years old, currently 23rd ranked Croatian hasn’t had the most successful season so far this year. Not only did he drop to 23rd spot, but he’s also had a lot of health issues this season and haven’t played as much as usual. Even though Cilic hasn’t played a lot this year, he’s got into the rhythm right before one of the most important tournaments of the year – US Open. He’s now defeated M. Klizan, C. Stebe and J. Isner quite comfortably and only gave away 2 sets in all 3 matches. Croatian’s serve is working well and he is no stranger on US Open ground, as he’s won this tournament a few years ago.
Marin Cilic has reached the quarter-final of this tournament last year and is only a one step away from repeating his previous performance.
33 years old, currently world’s number 2, is dominating on hard this year as never before. He’s won 17 out of 20 matches played and is crushing everyone here, at US Open as well. Nadal hasn’t lost a single set yet, after defeating J. Millman, T. Kokkinakis and H. Chung in straight sets. Nadal is looking dominant and it’s hard to see him not reaching the final. He’s also got the very good draw as both Federer and Djokovic are on the other side of the draw and the only chance for the Spaniard to meet any of them is at the final.
Nadal has reached the semi-final of this tournament last year and needs more victories to at least tie his previous result.
Marin Cilic vs Rafael Nadal H2H
Nadal is leading the H2H at 6 victories to 3.
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