Marin Cilic v Novak Djokovic Live
Novak Djokovic will face Marin Cilic of Cratia in the third round of the French Open as the action unfolds at the Roland Garros.
Djokovic got around Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in his second round match as he kept his dreams of a first French Open title alive. Djokovic dispatched his French opponent in just under 90 minutes as he took his personal tally against Chardy to nine wins out of nine games played.
The Serb lost the first point in what turned out to be the final game of the match with the rain coming down. However, he recovered to win the next three and gained two match points. Next up, he sent a fantastic forehand down the line past a helpless Chardy to claim a well-earned win.
A match against Marin Cilic seems perfect from Djokovic’s point of view as he has never lost against the Croat in his professional career so far, although the pair have never met on clay for that matter. Djokovic is on a run of seven wins on clay and nine wins out of ten in his last ten matches on the red court, Cilic lost in the second round at Rome and has a win record of seven out of ten matches on clay.
However, Novak Djokovic has played much better quality opponents in his last 10 matches compared to Cilic, who overcame German Tobias Kamke in a four set battle (6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0) to set up a third round clash against the Serb.
Tags: Roland Garros, French Open, Marin Cilic, Novak Djokovic
Posted: 30th May 2014
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