Marin Cilic vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
|Date & Time||Thursday August 1, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
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Marin Cilic and Felix Auger-Aliassime meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Citi Open.
Marin Cilic is coming off a straight sets win over Marius Copil that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Cilic won 87 percent of his first serve points and 65 percent of his second serve points. Cilic won 76 percent of his total service points and converted on zero of his 10 break points. Cilic got 51 percent of his first serves in play and hit 13 aces. Cilic is capable of serving at an even higher level, but he was solid for the most part given the lack of recent matches under his belt. Cilic looks to win back-to-back matches for the first time since Madrid. Cilic has split his last six matches on hard court.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is coming off a three sets win over Reilly Opelka that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Auger-Aliassime won 89 percent of his first serve points and 52 percent of his second serve points. Auger-Aliassime won 77 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his four break points. Auger-Aliassime got 67 percent of his first serves in play and hit 12 aces. Auger-Aliassime really impressed by beating an American on his home soil who was serving at a very high level and piling up the free points. Auger-Aliassime hopes to wi nat last two matches for the fifth straight tournament. Auger-Aliassime has won six of his last seven matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Auger-Aliassime is more than capable of winning this match, but he’s coming off a hard fought victory and now has to face another good server and a guy who usually has his competitive juices flowing. While it’s been a disappointing year for Cilic, it’s only a matter of time before that turns around. Unless Auger-Aliassime is playing at the top of his game, Cilic is going to do just enough to get the job done here.
I like Cilic to reach the quarters.