On September 18, Kasper Ruud and Marin Cilic will fight for the quarterfinals, and we have prepared a forecast for this match. How will this confrontation end? – read below.
The Norwegian has reached a new level, he is progressing noticeably, and with such a pace he will quickly break into the top 30 most powerful tennis players in the world.
Immediately after the US Open, where the 21-year-old Oslo native played only three matches, he moved to Rome. In the very first fight Ruud created a sensation, because he dealt with Karen Khachanov (6-3, 3-6, 6-1), and in the next round he put Italian Lorenzo Sonego (6-3, 6-4) in his place.
Casper looks great, but there is a meeting with an experienced opponent ahead, who also needs to prove on the court that he can still do something, so the battle promises to be tense.
Horvath is doing everything possible to return to the previous level, and since it did not work out to show all his strengths at the Major in New York, the 31-year-old tennis player decided to try his luck in Italy.
Cilic immediately showed that he was serious, because in the first fight he dealt with Alexander Bublik (6-7, 6-2, 6-4). Marin just played out, and gave his real tennis in a match against David Goffin, where he allowed the Belgian to take only four games (6-2, 6-2).
The representative of Croatia understands that the younger generation is breathing in the back and it becomes more difficult to resist him, but the 40th racket in the world has a reserve of strength and experience to adequately hold the third meeting at the Masters.
The opponents have never crossed paths on the court, this will be the first official meeting.
Last season, Kasper Ruud reached the 1/8 final of the Masters in Rome.
For the two previous fights, Marin Cilic filed 15 aces.
Kasper Ruud left a good impression of himself after two matches at the Masters, he manages to attack well and, in general, the Norwegian caught courage, but the next meeting will answer many questions.
Marin Cilic is one of the old guard tennis players who continue to claim trophies, but not so confidently. Horvath is gradually gaining shape and at least has good chances to compete for the quarterfinals. In our opinion, experience will win in this duel.
Our prediction is the victory of Marina Cilic for a coefficient of 2.25 in BC Winline