ATP Monte Carlo, Third round: Raonic v Cilic

Cilic should be stronger on clay but we need a better price

Due to start at 2:30 pm

Raonic 2.88, Cilic 1.52

Cilic leads their previous matches 2-1. They last met in May last year in the final of the clay tournament in Istanbul. Cilic won in 2 sets. That was their only clay match.

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Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Cilic has stronger overall results in the last 12 months.  He won 72% of his matches compared to 65% for Raonic. Their clay results in the last 12 months are quite even but slightly favour Cilic.

Raonic has faced just 1 break point in each of his matches. He played better in the last round against Cecchinato after a poor start to his first match where he lost the opening set and looked to be struggling.

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Marin Cilic

Cilic beat Verdasco in straight sets in the last round. He was broken twice.  His first serve was excellent though at just 33% of points won his second serve looked vulnerable.

The sets are likely to be tight so we have some value on Raonic. He may take a tie break set. Cilic is the better returner and I expect him to take this. Back Cilic above 1.85 or if he loses set 1.

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