David Ferrer vs Marin Cilic Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
David Ferrer vs Marin Cilic | Monday 1 June, 2015 | Roland Garros, Paris | 12.00
David Ferrer was pushed to his limits in the third round of the French Open against Simone Bolelli, but the seventh seed pulled through and now faces Marin Cilic in the last 16 at Roland Garros.
The Spaniard, who came second in the competition two years ago, played out five sets against Bolelli, eventually winning 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 in an exhausting three hours and 11 minutes battle. This will be his seventh time progressing to the fourth round at Roland Garros.
Ferrer will now come up against Marin Cilic, who reached the fourth round with somewhat greater ease after beating No. 23 seed Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
The Croat, who is two places below Ferrer in current world rankings, hit 37 winners and saved five of six break points in his third round clash, which lasted just over two hours.
With this victory, the 26-year-old reaches the last 16 at Roland Garros for the third time, but hopes to continue further than previous years where he has fallen to both Murray (2009) and Soderling (2010).
“My first priority for the French Open was to win some matches to get the confidence back I’m neededing in the matches,” said Cilic.
“I was not looking so much for the result, as the clay-court season this year hasn’t been the best.
“The mental approach to 2015 was to keep rising and to get closer to the top. I have a bit of a handicap as I started the season basically in April but, still, that goal stays and I feel that if I’m going to be doing the things right an if I’m going to be playing well, it won’t be too far.”
The winner of this clash could face Andy Murray in the quarter finals. Murray is unbeaten on clay so far this year and could pose a bigger threat in the competition than even more established players on the surface, such as Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
David Ferrer vs Marin Cilic Betting Tips
We’re tipping victory for the Spaniard in this clash, despite his tough outing in the last round. Ferrer looks good to beat Cilic in straight sets, priced at 7/4 with Skybet.