Cilic vs Auger Aliassime: prediction for the Australian Open match
Marin Cilic faces Felix Auger Aliassime in the fourth round of the 2022 Australian Open. Who will progress to the quarter-finals of the major? Our prediction is in the article below.
In 2018, Cilic was the runner-up at the Australian Open. Back then, he lost to Roger Federer in five sets. The Croatian tennis player was truly excellent at that tournament, and this year we have seen a similar performance from Cilic against Andrey Rublev (7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3). Surely with such play he can count on progressing to the next round of the major. In his other two matches, CIlic beat Emilio Gomez (6-3, 6-1, 6-2) and Norbert Gombos (6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6).
Felix Auger Aliassime
Auger Aliassime had two tough matches in the first rounds of the Australian Open, but in the third match he cruised to victory over Daniel Evans (6-4, 6-1, 6-1). In his opener, the Canadian athlete prevailed over Emil Ruusuvuori in five sets (6-4, 0-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4), and in the following match against Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina, he played four tie-breaks (7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6).
Cilic played 3 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
In the last 5 matches of Auger Aliassime, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Cilic is in excellent shape and shows fantastic tennis that resembles his performance in 2018. His recent confident victory over Rublev proves that he can go much further at the current tournament. We will be backing Cilic in the upcoming fight.
Our prediction - Cilic to win
The tennis players met three times, and two of those matches were quite long. We are expecting a close game and suggest taking the total over here.
Second prediction - total over 39 games