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Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

The last five sets between these two on clay have been 6-3, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, all in favor of Del Potro.

Surely tomorrow won't be this one-sided, but Del Potro must be the favorite. He is the better player overall, has a tremendous match-up advantage (similar style, but his groundstrokes are more powerful and consistent) and he is more comfortable on clay than Marin.

That said, Marin is in good form and on a good day he can upset Del Potro for sure. Nothing is set in stone and Marin is capable of producing awesome tennis.

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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

7-5 6-4 Del Potro. Something like that.
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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Similar style, this time Cilic is playing very good so this match will be very close.
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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

i'll be really shocked if Cilic does something in this match

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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Del Potro will win but it should be a very good match with Cilic looking in confident form
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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Delpo had to dig deep in the 2nd set today against semi-retired player...need to improve or we could have a match tmrw
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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

I think the sets will be closer than those cited in the first post...

7-5 6-4 sounds about right.

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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

I like both guys, so I won't be unhappy whatever happens.

I'll be rooting for Delpo, but happy for Cilic if he wins. He needs a big win to get the needed motivation to start rising to the top again. Probably won't happen here though - Delpo is a terrible match-up for him and he's been playing quite well lately.
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Re: Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

same ol same ol
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The last five sets between these two on clay have been 6-3, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, all in favor of Del Potro.

Surely tomorrow won't be this one-sided, but Del Potro must be the favorite. He is the better player overall, has a tremendous match-up advantage (similar style, but his groundstrokes are more powerful and consistent) and he is more comfortable on clay than Marin.

That said, Marin is in good form and on a good day he can upset Del Potro for sure. Nothing is set in stone and Marin is capable of producing awesome tennis.

Your thoughts?
Cilic is unduly criticized and ignored here and is capable of giving almost anyone a tough match. Odds are on Del Po obviously but could be entertaining.
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I like both guys, so I won't be unhappy whatever happens.

I'll be rooting for Delpo, but happy for Cilic if he wins. He needs a big win to get the needed motivation to start rising to the top again. Probably won't happen here though - Delpo is a terrible match-up for him and he's been playing quite well lately.

Happy to see Marin eventually on the rising way again, just a few tournaments after his injury. But he and Delpo encounter again early in the 3rd round. It's important for Marin to gain confidence, but Delpo also needs this win to comeback.

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del Potro easy.
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