good points flyboy
yes he have 3:0 H2H against benny but all tight matches and never on clay, nor in France
Cilic is offesnive player yet hes a very good defender(for his height) and i think hes able to make Mayer going for one more shot...against Benny Marin wolud be a guy who dictates points and i think hes better when a power player is on the other side of the net
Mayer might be abit tired as well and Cilics fitness is solid
but it wont be easy against Leo thats for sure
Cilic is a good defensive player. He can rally pretty well in neutral/defensive positions, which IMO is one of his bigger strengths compared to players similar to him. It's going to be a lot harder for Leo to be offensive vs. Cilic than playing Benneteau, and also Leo struggles defensively so it could be an easier match for Marin, depending on how he plays himself and serves. If he doesn't serve well he's going to have problems. If he just allows Mayer to be offensive by not being forceful himself, he's going to have problems, too. But the pace of Mayer is definitely something Marin will like in that he wont have to create his own pace.
Marin is a better play by quite a lot than Leo but if Marin doesn't start playing better, Mayer, who seems to be on a hot streak, can upset him.