Cilic vs Karlovic by Khum
Marin Cilic - Ivo Karlovic
This is a bet based on a combination of on court factors and off court factors.
For the on court factors I will note that Cilic looked great in Basel, has won the trophy, has the momentum and has won in straight sets the only previous indoor match against Karlovic. Despite Dr. Ivo's big serve, Marin has a big serve of his own and if the sets are going to the wire a tie break can be decided by the retrieving quality where the younger croatian is clearly better.
On the off-court reasons I will say that I expect Karlovic's motivation to be less than 100%.
Cilic, by wining the ATP 500 Basel trophy, has put himself in the best position for qualifying at the World Tour Finals. He's got two rivals for the 8th spot. Tomas Berdych has a very probable dead end in the quarterfinals (if he's making it till there), where a Andy Murray in a mission should step in his way. The other one, David Goffin, is the one Cilic could handle himself after the game against Karlovic.
Due to Borna Coric's injury, Dr. Ivo has recently accepted to come back in the Croatian Davis Cup team, after 4 years of absence. So he will play the finals against Argentina, side by side with Cilic. To trash his team mate's chances for the London big show I think it's not one of the main goals of Karlovic, right before tha Davis Cup Final in Zagreb, as we know croatians are among the most nationalist people.
So, for both tennis related and trivia related reasons I expect Cilic to get over Karlovic in straight sets.
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|Marin Cilic to win 2:0||BetVictor||2.00||9||2-0 WON (+9 units)|