Defending champion Marin Cilic will take on the top seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic, in an epic semifinal clash of the US Open 2015, on Friday evening in New York. Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic betting tips can be found here.
Djokovic won in straight sets to enter the final.
Djokovic stormed his way into yet another semifinal on the tour in style, by moving past the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2). It was a decent performance by the world no. 1, who produced 36 winners and made only 17 unforced errors, compared to his opponent’s 48.
Cilic on the other hand found himself in a really fierce match against the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, whom he had to defeat in almost four hours, in five grueling sets. The Croatian won 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4, with the help of 29 aces and 63 winners.
This is also the first time on the tour this season that the world no. 9 has reached the semifinal of a major tournament. Over his last few tournaments, he kept on losing in the initial rounds itself. His best run came in the Wimbledon, where he was the quarterfinalist.
Djokovic on the other hand has played brilliantly at the Flushing Meadows, over the last week. Considering that he lost in the finals of Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters prior to coming here, he has recovered from it superbly and is now just two wins away from winning the Grand Slam.
For this match, Djokovic is certainly the favorite one. While Cilic is in a good form, the Serbian is considerably stronger and experienced, which should help him reach the final two comfortably.
Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic head to head:
Djokovic has an astounding lead of 13-0, and has already defeated Cilic twice this year, in the Wimbledon and Monte Carlo Masters. Moreover, nine of those victories came on hard surface.
Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic betting tips:
Djokovic to win in straight sets.