Marin Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final, first at Wimbledon. Cilic defeated Sam Querrey in 4 sets, 6-7 6-4 7-6 7-5. Sam Querrey played a great match and won the first set, but he was definitely tired after winning 3 consecutive 5 set matches.
In the final, Cilic could meat Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych, who will be playing soon in the second semifinal.
Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final, first at Wimbledon. He won his first Grand Slam final at US Open 2014, defeating Kei Nishikori in straight sets. He defeated there the great Roger Federer in the semifinals, also in straight sets.
As Marin Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final, his confidence level is definitely very high. Until the quarter finals, he didn’t drop a set. He will most probably play Federer in the final, as the Swiss is big favourite against Berdych and the favourite to win Wimbledon after Nadal, Djokovic and Murray lost in the previous rounds.
Last year Cilic and Federer played an amazing 5 set match. Cilic won the first 2 sets, but eventually lost in a decider after a remarkable comeback by Federer. I don’t know if he has a change to beat Roger this year as he is playing one of the best seasons of his career.
Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final: Main advantages against Federer
- The Serve
- The forehand
Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final: Cilic main disadvantages against Federer
- The slice
- The volley
So, basically, if Cilic manages to serve well with the first serve constantly about 210-220 km/h and hits the forehand very hard, he may have a chance to win or at least to take a set from Roger.
On the other side, if Federer comes very aggressive in front to the net and manages to keep Cilic back to the baseline, he will definitely win the match. The slice is a very strong weapon for the Swiss player because he can easily switch a point from defensive side to the offensive side using a deep slice through the baseline.
On the on hand, as Cilic qualifies in his second Grand Slam final, if we talk about the backhand he may have a little advantage as he can be very strong on the backhand side with very powerful and flat balls. On the other hand, Federer can produce sublime angles with his one-handed backhand. Moreover, he can hit drive volleys with one-handed backhand, a weapon which he used on grass very often since 2003 when he won his first title at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
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