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Madrid R16 WWW: Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Mark Lenders
05-09-2012, 09:04 PM
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?

BauerAlmeida
05-09-2012, 09:08 PM
7-5 6-4 Del Potro. Something like that.

Zaks_289
05-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Similar style, this time Cilic is playing very good so this match will be very close.

samanosuke
05-09-2012, 09:16 PM
i'll be really shocked if Cilic does something in this match

HattonWBA
05-09-2012, 09:19 PM
Del Potro will win but it should be a very good match with Cilic looking in confident form

RIboy
05-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Delpo had to dig deep in the 2nd set today against semi-retired player...need to improve or we could have a match tmrw

mooncreek
05-09-2012, 10:46 PM
I think the sets will be closer than those cited in the first post...

7-5 6-4 sounds about right.

Mark Lenders
05-10-2012, 02:06 AM
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.

Mongoose
05-10-2012, 02:34 AM
same ol same ol

tribalfusion
05-10-2012, 03:09 AM
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.

Clay Death
05-10-2012, 03:40 AM
watch out for the silent executioner.

Topspindoctor
05-10-2012, 04:06 AM
mug match :zzz:

CelesteBlanca
05-10-2012, 04:30 AM
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.:shrug:

Chase Visa
05-10-2012, 04:33 AM
Pony in 2.

Audacity
05-10-2012, 04:37 AM
del Potro easy.

duchuy89
05-10-2012, 04:48 AM
del Potro easy.

Yes, fighting Del Potro

Lestat
05-10-2012, 05:40 AM
after the way cilic was slaughtered by delpo in DC some weeks ago in clay I have no hope for Marin.

Even Delpo playing shit as now, he will beat the croatian.

Topspindoctor
05-10-2012, 05:41 AM
I honestly hope this overrated fluke will be sent packing back to Argentina. Both are brainless ball bashers and mugs, but I find Mugrin's fan base less arrogant and annoying than del-shitro's.

Lestat
05-10-2012, 05:43 AM
I honestly hope this overrated fluke will be sent packing back to Argentina. Both are brainless ball bashers and mugs, but I find Mugrin's fan base less arrogant and annoying than del-shitro's.

you talking about arrogance? :haha:
Go to sleep as you stated in the previous message.

Nole Rules
05-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Delpo in 3. Marin has a chance fro sure.

Mohdt89
05-10-2012, 09:45 AM
I honestly hope this overrated fluke will be sent packing back to Argentina. Both are brainless ball bashers and mugs, but I find Mugrin's fan base less arrogant and annoying than del-shitro's.
after davis cup final none of nadal fans want to see del potro in the semifinal

duong
05-10-2012, 12:04 PM
I think it will be tight.

Del Po doesn't like Cilic's game and usually beats him by his defensive abilities,

but on this court he has problems to slide.

I would not be too surprised if Cilic won.

ServeVolley
05-10-2012, 12:11 PM
7-5, 6-4 to Delpo.

Deathless Mortal
05-10-2012, 12:39 PM
3 guys predicted a 7-5 6-4 Delpo win in this thread :lol: Let's see if this happens. I hope Marin at least takes a set this time, a win of course would be great :D