Today at the men’s hard-court tournament Citi Open in Washington category 500, which is part of the US Open series, will be determined by the participants in the semi-finals. One of the vouchers compete Russian Daniil Medvedev and Croat Marin Cilic.
For the first time, the players will determine the strongest in history, that, on the one hand, adds extra intrigue, on the other – the difficulty in determining the optimal forecast. Because it is very difficult to assume who will quickly find the weaknesses of opponents and use their strengths. Especially against the background of steady speed rivals here on the grid, where the guys have not lost a single set.
- Marin Cilic
- Daniil Medvedev
- The coefficients and forecast
The experienced Croat, maybe the third time out of four visits to get to this tournament in the semi-finals. Marin has twice stopped a step away from the decisive match in 2010 and 2015-th years, when he lost to David Nalbandian and kei nishikori respectively. Although, in this season of special conditions was not expected from Cilic a good result on the backdrop of a very unstable performances during the current season.
While in Melbourne “Chila” could not easily get to the 1/8 finals, after passing through the grid Tomic, MacDonald and Verdasco. But lost in 5-sets Thriller to the Spaniard Bautista agut to, which has a negative balance of victories and defeats.
Then had an early departure to Dubai, Indian wells and Miami. Even on his beloved grass Marin showed nothing worthy of losing in the 1/8 finals of the London Shvartsman, and at Wimbledon in the second round Joao Sousa.
Here Horvath started with labour winning two tipakh over Mariusz Coelom, the matches with which the work has traditionally been challenging. Then unexpectedly easily passed the loonie auger Alaska 6-3, 6-4.
23-year-old Russian has repeated his best result here, which showed in his debut arrival in 2017, the year when lost Sasha Zverev 2-6, 4-6. Although it was then in good form, having grid Apelco, Dimitrov and Johnson.
In this season Danny joined the fight with the 1/16 finals, beating the American class of Fratangelo 6-3, 6-4, making the breaks in every set and not giving any of their submission. Also dry the Russians passed in the 1/8 finals and Francis Tiefat 6-2, 7-5, although a little oddly at the end of the second party, serving for the match when the score was 5-4, with the opponent 40-15. Well, that could make re-break and then didn’t stand a chance.
The coefficients and forecast
As for me, a very tough opposition in terms of determining the favorite, even considering the fact that Cilic holds a very bad overall season, and Medvedev, by contrast, shows consistently high results. I think that’s why the bookies give a slight advantage to the Russians, offering to bet on his win factor of 1.63, to Horvath for 2.33. In principle, the quotes clearly show the alignment of forces in this pair, where converge the more experienced marine and well a lot more this year Daniel.
Frankly, what I saw in the performance of tennis players in previous matches at this tournament, we can conclude that both are now in good shape. Therefore, it is not recommended here to bet on the outcome or odds. Think the best option in this match – over 2.5 sets.
Not visible here quite dry win one of their guys. Offer to stop the choice on this situation and enjoy the spectacular and beautiful tennis, which no doubt.