21:00 – Fish v Cilic
Rankings are 35 and 13. Head to heads are 2-0 to Cilic.
Fish won in Atlanta last week and also won the Campbells Hall of Fame tournament 2 weeks before that. His confidence is sky high which is why he is priced at evens for this match.
Fish doesn’t tend to do well at this tournamant and as he has had great success over the last few weeks he may not be too committed to doing well this year either. With the US Open coming up he won’t want to burn himself out and if this turns into a bit of a slog he may fold.
Cilic hasn’t played a lot of tennis lately with his last tournamnt being Wimbledon. He played extremely well to beat Istomin in the first round quite comfortably. His serve was working well winning 70% of points on first serve and 59% on second serve.
The first set will be close but at some stage Fish needs to rest. He will want to be fresh for the bigger tournaments coming up as well as the US Open.
I give the edge to Cilic.
Back both on serve.