Cilic vs Carreno-Busta
QF in Rome between Marin Cilic and Carreno-Busta.
Do I have to talk a lot about this match? 2:0 H2H for the Croatian, although they were on hard courts. One of them was this year in Australian Open in fourth sets. After Melbourne he was a little bit unconcentrated maybe thinking more about his marriage. Finally it happened in the end of April and his mind is back in the tennis again. We all know what can cause really motivated Cilic to his opponents, no matter what's the surface. He defeated Paire and Harisson on his way and it's time for Carreno Busta.
I don't trust the Spaniard after what I saw by him yesterday. He was leading 6:4 5:0 and instead of finishing the match with a bagel in the 2nd set, he let his opponent to take his serve and to equal him to 5:5. Moreover, he lost the 2nd set in tiebreak. Finally he won the match, but he has mental problems, that's obvious.All his opponents were eliminated in three sets, so he spent much more time on the court, because he played three matches instead of Cilic's two.Carreno Busta had so many ups and downs on clay this season- he beat players like Paire and Dimitrov, but lost to Edmund, Tiafoe, Tsitsipas after really weak performances. You can expect everything from him, but I think he won't have much to show today. Cilic to win is my pick here without a doubt..
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Cilic vs Carreno-Busta prediction
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