Lorenzo Musetti vs. Marin Cilic - 2021 Miami Open Third Round
Monday, March 29th 2021
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Marin Cilic meets Lorenzo Musetti in the third round of the 2021 Miami Open on Monday, March 29th 2021.
Will Lorenzo Musetti be able to cause another big win for him by beating a Grand Slam champion, or will Marin Cilic put an end to the Italian's run here in Miami?
Lorenzo Musetti beat Benoit Paire very easily in straight sets in the second round, winning 6-3/6-3. Although Benoit Paire is a big name, in no way, shape, or form, did Lorenzo Musetti actually win that match. Benoit Paire did not care about the match from start to finish and handed everything to Musetti from the start. Paire has fallen out of love with tennis, and he seems to be tanking in matches on purpose. Musetti did not celebrate once winning as he knew it was not really a victory where he gave it his all and won by merit.
Marin Cilic came through an extremely tight match against Cristian Garin in the second round, coming back from a set down to win 3-6/7-5/7-6. Cilic has had to come through two tight matches in a row at the moment, and this is because he is not able to move around as fast on the court as he used to do. Cilic is still a great player, but he does not seem to be the type of player who will be winning tournaments anymore. Cilic will have some good weeks here and there, but for the moment I just do not see him making it too far in Miami.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and I do not think that Marin Cilic is going to be able to handle the speed and movement of the young Italian here. Lorenzo Musetti is in great form at the moment and he will want to get another big win under his belt. Marin Cilic, if this was in his prime, would have won this match, but he no longer is in his prime. Cilic will get a set under his belt potentially, but at the end of the day, Musetti will win.