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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Deleted member 756486

Guest
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.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
As much as I'd love to see Nadal go down, something tells me he'll find a way. Sure would be nice though to go around saying Cilic owns Rafa on HC :D
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
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
 
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 :)
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
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
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.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Rafa in two! Rafa going to stream roll Cilic because he does not want to drag it out into a long 3 setter! Rafa not in the mood!
 

clout

Hall of Fame
Rafa's probably going in as the favourite but I wouldn't be surprised if Cilic were to pull it off
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
Based off what I've seen from Rafa in this tournament, Cilic will probably get a set. I think Nadal wins 6-4 3-6 7-5.
 

AndyM

Legend
all you *******s know he's not at his Peak form I mean look at Stan took him to to close sets chili man in two or three sets
 

mightyrick

Legend
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.
 

FHtennisman

Professional
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

Bionic Poster
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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Deleted member 756486

Guest
Cilic gets the break.

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