In the French Majors quarterfinals, world No. 7 Andrey Rublev will face world No. 23 Marin Cilic. Despite Cilic's confident win over Medvedev, the bookmakers are siding with Andrei although it's hard to get past the Croatian's near-perfect form.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Andrey was a bit lucky that Sinner got injured and withdrew from the match. If the Italian had played at full strength, we doubt the world No. 7 would have made it that far on the Majors. Sinner won the first game in half an hour 6-1, but then his play got worse and worse and he decided to quit after going 0-2 in the third set. Rublev won every matches in Paris, but he had never won a set and lost at least one game. Before passing Cilic, Rublev outplayed Kwon Soon Woo, Delbonis and Garin.
Rublev can beat Cilic. He outplayed Sinner in his own style, he didn't make the Italian give up on anything. Andrey broke him, took the initiative. Rublev is good, he reached his level, and found his style of play.
Cilic was lucky with the draw. Before facing Medvedev, he defeated Balash, Fucsovics, and Simon, losing only one set. The match against the world No. 2 showed the Balkan is in great shape. The score of match 6:2, 6:3, 6:2. Marin took Daniil in an hour and 47 minutes! The winners/unforced errors statistics 33:22, Marin fired five times and made no double faults, winning 90% of points on the first serve! With 58% on the second!
It was an absolutely fantastic match from the first point to the last," he said in an on-court interview. "I enjoyed the atmosphere, enjoyed the night session here. I played incredible tennis — one of the best matches of my career from start to finish.
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Again, if Sinner had been able to play the match against Rublev at the proper level, it is not certain that Andrey would have made it to the quarterfinals of the French Majors. On the other hand, Cilic made it to the top-8 without much dust or fuss, defeating two Hungarians, a Frenchman and the world number two with a 3-0 win over Medvedev. We think that Marin is somewhat underestimated, and we won't be surprised if the Croatian to win.
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