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M. Cilic vs F. Verdasco one more great match of the 1/16 – Finals at Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament taking place in Australia. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic is one of the best tennis players of all time. He is a 10th all-time leader by earnings and one of the greatest by winning against ATP Top 3 rated players. Year 2018 for Marin was very successful, especially for Ratings in ATP, very first time in his career he becomes Nr. 3! Last season M. Cilic has won against N. Djokovic in three sets the Title of London ATP 500 Tournament on Grass Court. At the beginning of 2018 season Cilic has perfect way till he met Roger Federer at the final of Australian Open Grand Slam and took a vice-champions title. At the end of the season, M. Cilic has become Davis Cup Champion with Croatian national team. Croatian is not young anymore, so he needs to play last years at the peak of career and form. Cilic likely to play a tactical game with a strong backhand and serve.

Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco has a tough season with no Titles at all. Last year Fernando has played in only one final at Rio De Janeiro ATP 500 against Diego Schwartzman and lost in two straight sets 6:2/6:3 on Clay Court. Moreover Spanish played at 3 semi-finals at Vienna, Shenzhen, and Bastad. It is all the achievements of this year, however, he is a greatly experienced player with lots of skills. At the peak of his career, F. Verdasco was Nr. 7 at ATP Rating. Verdasco is an offensive baseliner and feels comfortable on all surfaces, mostly likes to play on Hard Court, although his playing style is more suitable for clay.

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These players met lots of time because both are experienced and have long been playing tennis. In last years they met four times in official games, where M. Cilic was more successful and won all the matches. This time Croatian is more prepared and motivated before the game.

SmashingTip!
M. Cilic is much more motivated and ready for this match, moreover, he won all 4 matches during few last years. Cilic is stronger and should take the lead of the match and win with handicap. 1/16 - Finals at Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament is a great place to show that you can be even more successful. https://smashingtip.com/tennis/atp-tournaments/m-cilic-vs-f-verdasco-18-01-2019-preview/
 

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Almost forgot that Cilic made the finals here last year, because of his underwhelming performances after Queens.
He should go through as he has more quality. Hopefully he manages to stay within 25 secs.
 

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Almost forgot that Cilic made the finals here last year, because of his underwhelming performances after Queens.
He should go through as he has more quality. Hopefully he manages to stay within 25 secs.
It's 20 seconds. But I think he wins pretty comfortably, Fernando Verdasco gets easily frustrated in this match-up.
 
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