Match: Radek Stepanek – Marin Cilic Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 9 June, 2016
Start time: 10:00 UK
This game from the 2nd round of the Mercedes Cup on grass in Stuttgart is between Czech Radek Stepanek and Croatian Marin Cilic.
It’s the last moments for the 129th in the world Stepanek of his long career. He still trying to make some shots, even if the legs run slower. 1/8th finalist in Barcelona, the 37 years Czech chained by a setback in the 2nd round in Madrid before falling input against Murray at Roland Garros in 5 sets. Here he dominated Istomin (No. 64) in 3 sets to reach the second round.
Marin Cilic is on 13th position in the world. He play final in Genêve, but was beaten by Wawrinka. He play very bad on the French Open after lose in the 1st round against Argentine qualified Trungelleti (No. 167). For now, the Croatian achieves an average season with 17 successes in 28 games played and he came out of the Top 10 in world.
Stepanek have 2 wins and 1 lose against Cilic, but the two players have never met on grass. Radek have long match in first round, while Cilic starts the tournament from second round. The Croatian will be much fresher than his opponent, and class on his side, so expect to win the match.