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A place in the US Open quarterfinal is up for grabs as Marin Cilic and Carlos Alcaraz lock horns on Monday. Former US Open champion Marin Cilic is still hunting for his first title this year, the closest he came was a semifinal berth in London and the French Open. On the other hand, Carlos Alcaraz already has four titles to his name in 2022. He will look to match his best performance in this tournament by reaching the quarterfinal. Which of these players will come out on top here? Let’s find out.
Marin Cilic vs Carlos Alcaraz Prediction and Betting Tips
Carlos Alcaraz is perhaps the most exciting teenager on the ATP tour. The Spaniard has been one of the most dominant players in 2022; he has a 47-9 win/loss record this year, with a 17-4 record on hardcourt. Additionally, Alcaraz won the Madrid, Barcelona, Miami and Rio titles this year. Marin Cilic, on the other hand, has had a fairly good year so far; the Croatian has a 27-15 win/loss record, with 15 wins and nine losses on hardcourt. Despite winning almost two-thirds of his matches however, Cilic is yet to win a title this year.
Marin Cilic vs Carlos Alcaraz Head to Head H2H
Both players have squared off against each other three times, with two of those clashes coming this year; Alcaraz leads the head to head, with two wins and a loss, including 2 out of 2 on hard courts in the USA.
- 19/08/2022: Alcaraz won 2-0 (Cincinnati, hard court)
- 28/03/2022: Alcaraz won 2-0 (Miami, hard court)
- 27/04/2021: Cilic won 2-1 (Estorial, clay court)
Our prediction: Alcaraz to win in straight sets
This will be the third meeting between these players on outdoor hardcourt; Alcaraz won the previous two encounters in straight sets. In fact, the last time Cilic lost a match, it was at the hands of Alcaraz in Cincinnati last month. Furthermore, the Spaniard hasn’t surrendered a single set in this tournament, he held all his opponents to 10 games or less. Taking everything into account, we believe that Carlos Alcaraz will advance to the next round, and he’ll do it in three sets.
Cilic US Open Analysis
Marin Cilic is coming off a hard-fought victory against Daniel Evans, in a match that was one minute shy of hitting the four-hour mark. The former US Open champion had to rely on his big serve, hitting 26 aces across four sets. However, we would like to point out that Cilic tends to struggle on serve when he faces Alcaraz; as he hit a total of six aces in their previous two clashes. Indeed, It will be interesting to see which other weapons the 33 year old will deploy here.
Alcaraz US Open Analysis
Carlos Alcaraz dismissed Jenson Brooksby in three short sets, breaking his opponent seven times in a match that lasted two hours and 11 minutes; the teenager had previously defeated Federico Coria and Sebastian Baez in the first two rounds. Alcaraz is a great returner, and this return game has worked so well against Cilic in the past. He is number three in the US Open 2022 men’s seeds.
FAQS about Cilic vs Alcaraz
- Match scheduled – 5th September at 16:00 BST
- Type of tennis court – Hardcourt Outdoor
- Bookmakers’ odds – Marin Cilic 16/5 (4.20) – Carlos Alcaraz 2/9 (1.22)