WWW AO 1R: [14]Marin Cilic vs. Fabrice Santoro

01-17-2010, 06:27 PM
It may be santoro's last match , so he will fight . its obvious . but many say that cilic will crush him. they havent played before. that is maybe santoro's advantage . what do you think ? slim chance for santoro?

01-17-2010, 06:31 PM
Cilic will win 6-2 6-1 6-4

01-17-2010, 06:34 PM
Santoro will be out in three. He has no answer to Cilic´s power.

01-17-2010, 06:37 PM
Cilic 61 62 61

Deathless Mortal
01-17-2010, 06:38 PM
Easy for Marin, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0

01-17-2010, 06:40 PM
Marin in 3.

01-17-2010, 06:48 PM
I hope Santoro will play well and at least give some fight!
I think Cilic in 4 easy sets like 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3.

01-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Santoro aged 30 could have given Cilic a lot of problems. Sadly he won't now.

01-17-2010, 09:08 PM
Santoro's a decent player. Won't be an easy match for Cilic.

01-17-2010, 09:17 PM
Hope that Magician will show him how to play nice and enjoyable tennis... of course,hardly to win the match

01-17-2010, 09:37 PM
cilic will take this easily

01-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Santoro will have another Melbourne ceremony. And then another one next year to make sure that it's officially another decade.

01-17-2010, 09:54 PM
Santoro deserves his match, and I hope it's not too one-sided, but it will be a miracle if he gets any further.

01-18-2010, 04:08 AM
Wish Fabrice to enjoy himself on court with the ball :angel:

01-18-2010, 04:18 AM
Rotten luck for Fabrice here. :help:

01-18-2010, 07:20 AM
I think Santoro will give a better effort than in his matches of the last months, when he was hardly training anymore and playing like in an exhibition.
It seems he's been training more this time, his decision to play in Melbourne again is not so popular, he knows it and I guess he'll be eager to not look ridiculous. He says he's playing well in training.

Just saying I wouldn't take his form of the last months as a benchmark.
It still would take a seriously worrying performance from Cilic to struggle against him.

01-18-2010, 04:46 PM
santoro might be able to edge a set or 2 outta this guy marin.

01-18-2010, 05:16 PM
santoro might be able to edge a set or 2 outta this guy marin.

Not likely. The result so far might look like that because of Marin's atrocious BP conversion, but Fabrice hardly had a say in anything so far.

01-18-2010, 05:19 PM
nah, Cilic should take this easily. The only real obstacle will be in 3rd Round vs Wawrinka.