Midnight – Cilic v Nalbandian
Rankings are 13 and 117. Head to heads are 1-0 to Nalbandian.
A little over 12 months ago Nalbandian was in the top 20 and has been as high as world number 3. He seems to be regaining some of that form following his lay off due to injury.
Cilic is also playing above his recent levels. He has been working hard on his game and the extra effort is paying off. To beat Tipsarevic in straight sets is no easy task at the moment.
Nalbandian starts as favourite at 1.77 but this is anyone’s game. Both have served well with Cilic holding serve 94% of the time to Nalbandian’s 85%.
Cilic should be the fitter player and with his serve and forehand both working well he is my favourute here.
Either back Cilic on serve or back both on serve.
Update: Surprisingly easy win for Nalbandian 6-2, 6-2.