Re: 2012 MTF Mug of the Month: Cilic setting the standard early for September
Why is Cilic making such a lead in September.
He choked to the #4 player in the world. I think the occasion was just a little too big for him.
Many players would choke to a top player like Murray especially when he starts picking up his game like he did at 5-1 down.
If we want to talk about throwing momentum, Tsonga seems like a perfect candidate for September.
When you are the #6 player in the world, it might be acceptable to start slow and go down a break, but after coming back and getting back on serve he couldn't keep it together and got broken again.
After losing the first set, he kicked ass in the second winning it 6-1 with two breaks of serve. So at this point, you wouldn't expect a consistent top 10 player to just fade, but that's exactly what he did. He only won 3 more games.
To me, that is more muggy than Cilic choking to Murray
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