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Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic odds, preview and predictions

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Thursday 04/09/2014, 21:00, ATP US Open, Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic

Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic Betting Preview

Tomas Berdych didn't have a hard time in the games played so far at the U.S. Open, except for the second round match against Klizan. The two players that alternated sets, but it was the Czech we were victorious and he is now anxiously waiting for the quarterfinal against Marin Cilic. The Croat struggled heavily in the last round against Gilles Simon and the match could've gone either way, being decided in a fifth set.

Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic Betting Odds

At Bet365

Tomas Berdych 1.45, Marin Cilic 2.75

Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic Betting Tips

Tomas Berdych sits in the seventh place in the ATP standings while his opponent is yet to make the top 10, but the difference is not that big. 2014 was not exactly the best year for Tomas and the hard surface is still causing him plenty of headaches. After losing to Marin Cilic in Wimbledon two months ago, he took a break and resumed action on American soil, but never made it past the second round.

Interesting enough, Berdych played twice against Y. Lu, an average tennis player who caused him plenty of headaches and even defeated him once. The Czech player is fully aware of the fact that he will be playing against a highly aggressive opponent, who is also the proud owner of a lethal first serve.

This is Cilic's deadliest weapon but unfortunately for him it didn't do him much good in the previous round, where he struggled against Gilles Simon. Constancy has been a major problem for the Croat and he will need to work on this issue, if he is to make the semifinals at the expense of Tomas Berdych.

He enjoyed a relatively smooth start at the U.S. Open, with his first round opponent retiring in the second set and won the next match with ease. Kevin Anderson stripped him of one set, but in the end that was not enough to claim victory and now Cilic is pit against the most difficult opponent so far.

Key Facts

  • Berdych has the advantage in the head to head games with five victories and three defeats, but he lost the only grand slam confrontation.
  • At Wimbledon, Cilic prevailed in three straight sets and two of them were decided at the tiebreak

Tomas Berdych vs Marin Cilic Betting Prediction

There are plenty of reasons to back the underdog tonight, besides the fact that he won the most recent head to head match. The odds are also in his favor and Bet365 offers excellent value of 1.85 for Marin Cilic to cover the +3.5 games spread.

Bet: Marin Cilic +3.5 games @ 1.85 with Bet365

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