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Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic - French Open Quarter-finals Preview and Odds

Published on: 06/06/2017

Stan Wawrinka vs Marin Cilic - French Open Quarter-finals Preview and Odds

June 07, 2017 10:00am - Roland Garros

French Open Men’s Tennis

Stan Wawrinka needed just 33 games to ease his way past Gael Monfils in straight sets to set up this quarter-final clash with the World No. 8. The Swiss player never looked in trouble, hitting a 70% ratio on his first serve and 56% on his second. However, his poor success rate on returns (38%) will have to improve heading into the last eight.

Predicting the World No.3`s next move can be frustrating for tennis fans - the man is capable of anything on his day but a total implosion never feels far away. However, he has won one Grand Slam in each of the last three seasons including a title here two years ago and does tend to find something extra in the latter stages of tournaments. A record on nine Grand Slam semi-finals also backs this up. He comes into this match on the back of eight-straight clay court wins.

Marin Cilic will enter the court feeling fresh after his Round of 16 match against the injured South African Kevin Anderson was curtailed after just 12 games. The Croatian has yet to drop a set in this tournament and will need all the energy he can muster against stamina king Wawrinka.

With Anderson suffering throughout that last match, Cilic`s statistic do not tell us much. However, his overall tournament performance has been strong with a decent serve success rate and some impressive returning. Whether he can carry that to a second career Grand Slam remains to be seen especially considering that this is his first appearance in the quarter-finals here in 11 attempts.

Betting odds and tips

Wawrinka leads the way in head to heads with an 11-2 record with Cilic`s last win coming way back in 2010 at the Australian Open. However, the Swiss No. 1 has won all of their five previous meetings on clay. As a result, it is hard to imagine anything other than a Wawrinka win here.

You can back Wawrinka to win in Three Sets at 7/4 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 06/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (06/06/2017 09:39:32) but are subject to change.