Jo Wilfried Tsonga vs Marin Cilic
|Date & Time||Saturday November 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
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Jo Wilfried Tsonga will represent France in the Davis Cup final as he faces Marin Cilic from Croatia.
Jo Wilfried Tsonga has had a tough season as the French superstar has had big issues with his fitness. Since returning from injury, Jo Wilfried Tsonga has not played well as he has only won one match. It seems like the Frenchman is not 100% fit and it was quite surprising to see his inclusion in such a big fixture. That being said, Jo Wilfried Tsonga is an exceptionally gifted player and he has beaten many of the top players so the French crowd will hope for their player have a good day. This will be a tough match since Tsonga is playing one of the elite players in the world and he will need to ensure he is moving freely to counter the power of Marin Cilic. The positive for Jo Wilfried Tsonga will be the venue as the tie is being played in France meaning he will have the support of the crowd.
On the other side of the court, Marin Cilic enters this tournament after a disappointing ATP Finals where he failed to make it past the group stage. That being said, Marin Cilic had a strong run at the Swiss Indoors and will hope that he can play in a similar manner during this match. Cilic has been exceptional for Croatia during this season’s Davis Cup as he has a record of 3-1. Cilic is a far stronger player and with Tsonga having many injury issues, the Croatian team will fancy their chances of winning this rubber.
Marin Cilic and Jo Wilfried Tsonga have played 7 times in the past with Cilic having the stronger record of 5-2.
All in all, I am picking Marin Cilic to win this match. Cilic is the better player and I don’t see Tsonga having enough to beat the Croatian. I am predicting Cilic to win this rubber for Croatia.