Citi Open Preview – Marin Cilic v Kei Nishikori

Iain helps break down the rematch!

Tennis Talk

For the ninth time in their careers Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will do battle on the ATP tour with Kei Nishikori leading the head to head 5-3 however it is Marin Cilic who won the important won defeating Kei in the US Open final 6-3 6-3 6-3 last year and this is their first meeting since the final in New York.

Getting to semi-finals is what you would expect from the two however I wouldn’t say they have performed to a level this week or recently on the tour where I would say they can challenge for this big titles over the next month or so. In all honesty at the end of last season the talk was about the upcoming talents of Cilic, Nishikori, Raonic and Dimitrov and it hasn’t really happened as none of these players in my opinion have improved over the last 9 months.


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