Match: Jack Sock vs. Marin Cilic Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, 02 September, 2016
Definitely one of the most interesting 3rd round game at the US Open is between Jack Sock and Marin Cilic.
Both players have very similar style – they mostly rely on their serves and forehand but both of them are good “all around” players. The home crowd favorite is the underdog here and this is no surprise. The 2014 US Open champion Cilic loves this tournament and dreams to win the trophy again. Last year he was stopped at the semi-finals from Djokovic when he won only 3 games. Now he has a possible quarter-final against Djokovic but first of all, he has to defeat Sock.
Cilic won in straight sets his first two matches against Rogerio Dutra Silva and Sergiy Stakhovsky. Jack Sock had a very tough 1st round game against his young compatriot Taylor Fritz but after that, it was much easier against Mischa Zverev. Jack Sock won his only meeting against Cilic very recently – at the Davis Cup Quarter-finals. Sock overcame a two-set deficit and won this great match. I expect a very close game here which will be decided in 4 or 5 sets.