2018 Rogers Cup QF: Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic

Nadal or Cilic

  • Raf Nad in 2

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Raf Nad in 3

    Votes: 17 42.5%
  • Mar Cil in 2

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Mar Cil in 3

    Votes: 8 20.0%

  • Total voters
    40
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#2
Nadal in 3.

Cilic is playing well at the moment. People are sleeping on his USO chances which is probably a good thing for him.
 
#10
Whether Nadal or Cilic wins, Nadal Rogers Cup will not win. Nadal never won the
ATP tournament on which he played against with Cilic.

15-01-2018 Australian Open Hard QF Marin Cilic (6) d. Rafael Nadal (1) 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 2-0 RET
08-10-2017 Shanghai Masters Hard SF Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic (4) 7-5 7-6(3)
27-02-2017 Acapulco Hard SF Rafael Nadal (2) d. Marin Cilic (3) 6-1 6-2
26-10-2015 Basel Hard (i) QF Rafael Nadal (3) d. Marin Cilic (7) 4-6 6-3 6-3
08-05-2011 Rome Masters Clay QF Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic 6-1 6-3
17-01-2011 Australian Open Hard R16 Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic (15) 6-2 6-4 6-3
05-10-2009 Beijing Hard SF Marin Cilic (8) d. Rafael Nadal (1) 6-1 6-3
 
#11
Whether Nadal or Cilic wins, Nadal Rogers Cup will not win. Nadal never won the
ATP tournament on which he played against with Cilic.

15-01-2018 Australian Open Hard QF Marin Cilic (6) d. Rafael Nadal (1) 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 2-0 RET
08-10-2017 Shanghai Masters Hard SF Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic (4) 7-5 7-6(3)
27-02-2017 Acapulco Hard SF Rafael Nadal (2) d. Marin Cilic (3) 6-1 6-2
26-10-2015 Basel Hard (i) QF Rafael Nadal (3) d. Marin Cilic (7) 4-6 6-3 6-3
08-05-2011 Rome Masters Clay QF Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic 6-1 6-3
17-01-2011 Australian Open Hard R16 Rafael Nadal (1) d. Marin Cilic (15) 6-2 6-4 6-3
05-10-2009 Beijing Hard SF Marin Cilic (8) d. Rafael Nadal (1) 6-1 6-3
i love that stat but i'd still prefer if cilic won :)
 
#12
#14
Nadal isn’t even playing that well, Cilic should take this easily. Having said that, Nadal will win in straights.
Agree that Nadal has been vulnerable - broken 3 times by Paire in one set? And Stan should have won the 2nd last night.

But Cilic almost always finds a way to lose to Nadal; maybe the AO match will give him confidence.

But still took Nadal in 3.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
#16
This match ought to be a blood bath. I will have popcorn ready to watch this awesome match. I really wish this were a semi, or maybe even a final. Cilic is playing quite well right now. And Nadal is the world #1 and is always extremely dangerous. I honestly cannot pick this. It's a coin-flip to me. But I have to pick a winner. I will pick Nadal by a whisker by the score of 4-6, 7-6, 7-6.

I hope that the winner of this match gets Zverev in the final.
 
#23
Nadal has been winning ugly. Dropping serve, grinding out game after game, grinding out breaks of serve. He hasn't been playing well, but the guy has been able to keep holding on. Nadal has tested the patience of everybody he has played.

I'd love it for Cilic to win this and take home another Masters trophy, but something tells me that Nadal is going to prevail. Same exact way. Winning ugly, being patient and persistent, and grinding it out.

Nadal may win this tournament, but his form had better improve because he is not going to take the US Open playing like this.

Nadal in 3.
 
#27
Voted for Cilic in 3 but it's not by any means something I'm certain about, I can definitely see Cilic choking and getting smashed in straights. I can also see Nadal having a shocker and feeding Cilic endless short balls for Cilic to obliterate him in dominant fashion. However, we're most likely to see something within these two extremes, which is both perform inconsistently and end up in a 3rd set tussle and I'm hoping Cilic ends up winning.
 

The Green Mile

Talk Tennis Guru
#39
Unlucky, Marin hitting all the lines in that point, called out but a correct challenge from Marin. At 0-30...

Two in a row! Marin does have 2 BPs here....
 
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#49
Cilic gets the break.

Luckily, Cilic has a bit of a tendency to choke from winning positions so...
 
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