WWW AO R3: Isner (20) vs. Cilic (15) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

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

n8
01-20-2011, 10:29 AM
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):
http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/joels-third-round-analysis

Voo de Mar
01-20-2011, 10:43 AM
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.

Sonja1989
01-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Isner in 5 sets. Isner is one of better tie-braakers and Cilic the worst.

daddy
01-20-2011, 11:09 AM
Isner is better server Marin moves and returns better

Iván
01-20-2011, 11:15 AM
come on john boy

finishingmove
01-20-2011, 11:54 AM
i have to go with this year's finalist, cilic.

green25814
01-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Isner can win this thanks to Cilic's kryptonite, TBs.

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

Topspindoctor
01-20-2011, 11:58 AM
I'll stick my neck out and say Cilic in 5. He's been playing ok recently.

_Chaz
01-20-2011, 12:06 PM
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.

Fedal2010
01-20-2011, 12:48 PM
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.

samanosuke
01-20-2011, 12:54 PM
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

Horatio Caine
01-20-2011, 01:56 PM
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.

ApproachShot
01-20-2011, 02:02 PM
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.

misty1
01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
marin in 5

vn01
01-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Cilic in 4, maybe.

KeiNishikoriCro
01-20-2011, 02:54 PM
i have to go for isner here,sorry cilic!

daddy
01-20-2011, 10:55 PM
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. S
Difficult match to predict.

High of 79 doesn't look that hot to me.

philosophicalarf
01-20-2011, 11:39 PM
Isner played Atlanta in 50c. He isn't being bothered by half that.

If anything, the danger for him is the evening matches, it's very hard to get the ball through the court there.

ServeAlready81
01-21-2011, 01:34 AM
Go Cilic, can't stand Isner

Iván
01-21-2011, 12:55 PM
poll loves marin

Precision
01-21-2011, 03:33 PM
5 setter with a tiny edge for Johnny.

Johnny Groove
01-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Cilic's only chance is to get a break of the Isner serve during the set, otherwise, Johnny Aces will take him out in the tiebreaks. Isner is a million times more clutch in a TB than Cilic.

Josh V
01-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Isner in 4.

Doc14
01-21-2011, 03:56 PM
Isner will breeze past Cilic even though the croatian could hang on there for 4 sets!

STUHL
01-21-2011, 04:02 PM
Isner in 4

PiggyGotRoasted
01-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Tennis cant lose here, whoever wins is going to the semi

shadows
01-21-2011, 04:19 PM
If Cilic doesn't win I'm going to kick a nun

Nadull_tard
01-21-2011, 05:23 PM
Cilić in 4. Isner won't make the 4R competitive.

Certinfy
01-21-2011, 05:29 PM
Isner in 4.

allpro
01-21-2011, 09:18 PM
isner in five.

tumbak
01-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Coin toss this match. Hard to predict.

Sapeod
01-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Isner should thrash this clown.
Straight sets, he's the much better player. Better forehand, better serve, better mentality....better player.

Roddickominator
01-21-2011, 09:57 PM
Isner will shoot his load this match and win in 5, then get steamrolled next round.

ossie
01-21-2011, 11:01 PM
whoever wins, tennis will die

Manequin75
01-22-2011, 02:34 AM
cilic i thought would be a top 5 name after i saw him beat delpo last year at AO. Just didnt work out. But he is trying to make a run here. He has a good shot today. I think he wins although I would prefer Isner. Winner plays Rafa in Round 4 ;) Yeah yeah he has to beat tomic first zzzzzz

mrclyde
01-22-2011, 06:33 AM
This match reminds me another one from June.