Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Marin Cilic
Marin played some great big man tennis to win the US Open. Wawrinka commanded the court and hit through opponents to win the US Open. Each man broke the Big 4’s monopoly on majors this year. With Stan and Marin’s break throughs added to Nishikori, Raonic, Dimitrov and even Kyrgios making noise, it is possible to see a glimpse of an era without the Big 4 err maybe Big 3 at the top of tennis. The big question is who wins this match. Stan was humbled by Nole in his previous match. Cilic has looked out of sorts in his two lopsided losses. I think Stan is mentally in a better headspace than Marin and obviously has an easier path to the semifinal round as well.
My Prediction: Stanislas Wawrinka d. Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2