cilic is defending champion in USOpen..if they meet in turnament and if cilic plays like last year who wiil win..we know that HC is 13-0 but cilic in that mode was unbeateble last year on USopen
This. He had the easier opponent in each round from the QF.Djokovic easily.
He just got lucky to play back to back:
1. A very subpar Berdych who was losing to everyone and had one of if not the worst season of his career
2. A very tired Federer hitting nothing to hurt Cilic.
3. A Nishikori who was simply not competitive to play tennis.
This.I don't know which would have more weight: the H2H of Cilic's level of play.
I think Cilic would win in 4. He essentially mauled Nishikori, a guy who--like Djokovic--had some great defense.
Then again, you have 2011 Federer who STILL lost to Nadal at RG, even though he was playing brilliantly. So maybe H2H always prevails. :shrug:
Why are people always mentioning this in a negative context? Simon owns Cilic and Berdych, did very well against Del Potro and in general is a horrible match up for those tall big hitters. Cilic winning that 5th set is more impressive than schooling Berdych in the QF.We are talking about the very same Cilic who barely beat Simon in 5 sets, right?