ATP French Open, Quarter Final: Wawrinka v Cilic (2:30pm)

Wawrinka has won 11 of their 13 matches. Their last meeting was at the year end finals in London last November. Wawrinka won on an indoor hard court in 2 tie breaks.  Cilic’s wins were both on hard courts. He has managed just 1 set in 5 clay matches against Wawrinka.

In their 4th round match Monfils was able to put Wawrinka under pressure for 2

Wawrinka should come through but will have to fight.

sets. Monfils led 4-2 in the opening set which he lost 7-5 and after sharing early breaks in the second set it was Wawrinka who closed out the set in a tie break.

Cilic has not lost a set so far. In the last round he only played a set and a half as Anderson retired when 3-0 down in set 2.  He should be slightly fresher than his opponent.

I feel Cilic is playing well enough to take at least a set. Wawrinka is the better clay player and has a superb recent record at thew French open. He should come through in 4 or 5 sets.

Back Wawrinka if he is broken.

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