2019 Madrid Open QF - (1.) Novak Djokovic vs. (9.) Marin Cilic

Who will win this match?


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Enceladus

Legend
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ATP H2H: 17-2 for Djoker
Masters H2H: 6-1 for Djoker
H2H on the clay: 2-0 for Djoker

Jubilee 20th mutual match rivalry of two tennis players, who originating from countries the former Yugoslavia.
 

joekapa

Legend
Don't think Marin will be completly ready for this one. Djokovic seems to be on a rising path. Djokovic in 2.
 

NBP

Hall of Fame
2018Nitto ATP Finals
Great BritainIndoor HardRRNovak Djokovic
767 62
2018ATP Masters 1000 Paris
FranceIndoor HardQFNovak Djokovic
46 62 63
2018ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati
OH, U.S.A.Outdoor HardSFNovak Djokovic
64 36 63
2018London / Queen's Club
Great BritainOutdoor GrassFMarin Cilic
57 764 63
2016ATP Masters 1000 Paris
FranceIndoor HardQFMarin Cilic
64 762

Since Paris 2016 it's been tight. Cilic up a break final set in Paris in November, also again in Cincinnati I think.
He's a big choker against big names...
So many times it feels like the match is on his racquet and then he successfully manages to be an error machine
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Djokovic in 2 I think.

Cilic may be finding his winning ways again, but this will be a step too far.

(Sent from my mobile phone.)
 
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StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Thiem in the SF, nuff said.
I guess I missed the moment when Thiem beat Federer. Also, if Zverev finds his form (and looks like he starts to find it) then he might be just as dangerous as Thiem. Should I remind about last year's clay season? He didn't just beat in form Thiem in Madrid 2018, he destroyed him.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I guess I missed the moment when Thiem beat Federer. Also, if Zverev finds his form (and looks like he starts to find it) then he might be just as dangerous as Thiem. Should I remind about last year's clay season? He didn't just beat in form Thiem in Madrid 2018, he destroyed him.
Crapola Thiem

Thiem will beat Fed
Tstparitasas will beat ABZ
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Well that's too bad for Marin but as a Djokovic fan I'm a bit disappointed. The same thing happened here(at the same stage) two years ago when Nishikori withdrew and we saw how Nadal wiped the floor with Novak the next day. If Thiem gets through his QF as he should, I expect him to do exactly the same tomorrow. Walkovers aren't always beneficial to players, especially those who aren't playing very well and need matches to iron out the kinks in their game.
 

joekapa

Legend
Well that's too bad for Marin but as a Djokovic fan I'm a bit disappointed. The same thing happened here(at the same stage) two years ago when Nishikori withdrew and we saw how Nadal wiped the floor with Novak the next day. If Thiem gets through his QF as he should, I expect him to do exactly the same tomorrow. Walkovers aren't always beneficial to players, especially those who aren't playing very well and need matches to iron out the kinks in their game.
I'm sure he will be on the practice courts.
 

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
Well that's too bad for Marin but as a Djokovic fan I'm a bit disappointed. The same thing happened here(at the same stage) two years ago when Nishikori withdrew and we saw how Nadal wiped the floor with Novak the next day. If Thiem gets through his QF as he should, I expect him to do exactly the same tomorrow. Walkovers aren't always beneficial to players, especially those who aren't playing very well and need matches to iron out the kinks in their game.

Agreed.
Then again a tough 3 setter and he would be gassed. It's a fine line - a withdrawel midway through 2nd set would have been perfect? ;)
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
Shame for Cilic. Djokovic through to his first SF since AO. SF should be interesting. If it's Thiem, then Dom goes in as slight favourite IMO given Novak's lack of proven results on clay, but obviously if Novak turns up at the top of his game he can beat anyone on any surface.

If it somehow ends up being Fed, then Djokovic will be the clear favourite, but impossible to know for sure how it will go given that both their clay form is such a question mark. Usually they bring out the best in each other, so hopefully it would be a good match.
 

I Am Finnish

Bionic Poster
Not sure the wo is good for Djokovic
Good thing is more rest
Bad thing less rhythm


Although Djokovic had many wo's and won the next match
 
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