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Isner in 3 2 2.99%
Isner in 4 21 31.34%
Isner in 5 10 14.93%
Cilic in 3 3 4.48%
Cilic in 4 24 35.82%
Cilic in 5 7 10.45%
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WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Very interesting match in my opinion. They have never played before. The winner will probably face Nadal in the 4th round.

I picked Isner in 4 (thanks Voo de Mar):
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Great match up for Isner - simple task, hold his serve then outplay Cilic in his weak territory - tie-breaks. Isner should win 7-6, 6-2, 7-6.

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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Isner in 5 sets. Isner is one of better tie-braakers and Cilic the worst.

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Isner is better server Marin moves and returns better
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i have to go with this year's finalist, cilic.
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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Isner can win this thanks to Cilic's kryptonite, TBs.

Would rather Cilic won though, has a better chance of challenging Rafito.

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I'll stick my neck out and say Cilic in 5. He's been playing ok recently.
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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

I say Isner in 5, but hope for Isner in 3/4 sets. Would be quite a choke if Nadal's opponents play exhausting 5 setters before playing against him (just like Verdasco, Youzhny and Djokovic did at the USO).
I think Isner would be able to give Nadal a test (for sure more than the 3 others did/will do in Tomic's case), maybe he could even take a TB.

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Can´t see "nothing but serve" John win this one.
I don´t even get how people think Isner would be a bigger threat to Nadal than Cilic.
Cilic seems to get some form back so I don´t even see Isner winning a set.
I know I will be killed for this by those "MTF experts" but I say Cilic in 3 or 4 loosing maybe a TB.
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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Cilic will win this one . Guys like Isner are best match-ups for Cilic . Cilic has decent returns to not be out aced from the court and when exchanges start Isner is the guy which Cilic wants to see from other side of the court . So I am going with Cilic in 4 and don't expect even a breaker
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Great match up for Isner - simple task, hold his serve then outplay Cilic in his weak territory - tie-breaks. Isner should win 7-6, 6-2, 7-6.
I agree with you on this point, but it looks like Saturday will be another hot and sunny day in Melbourne which would particularly bother Isner more than it would Cilic. Should Isner become lethargic, all Cilic has to do is to get into some rallies in the return games and he should find a way to win from there.

Difficult match to predict.
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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Isner will win if this goes to a series of tiebreaks. I think Cilic will be able to break him though, so I say Cilic in 4 or 5.
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marin in 5
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Re: WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15)

Cilic in 4, maybe.

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