Marin Cilic v Mikhail Kukushkin Live
Defending champion Marin Cilic will take on the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin, in the third round of the US Open 2015 on Friday afternoon in New York.
Marin Cilic has started out his run in the US Open on a decent note, having won all his matches in straight sets so far. Mikhail Kukushkin on the other hand is coming in this round after upsetting the 17th seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in five grueling sets. With a track record of 14-19 before the tournament, this run to the third round is the best performance that the Kazakh has given this season. Throughout the course of the year, he has played in several events, but hardly managed to move past the initial rounds. On the other hand, Marin Cilic has had a couple of decent tournaments this year. He was the quarterfinalist in the Wimbledon, where he lost to Novak Djokovic, and he also reached the semifinal in the Citi Open.
Head to head speaking, the record is currently tied at 1-1, with Marin Cilic winning the last match, in 2014 ATP Moscow. For this game too, given his form and experience, he should be able to repeat the same feat again and reach the fourth round comfortably.
Tags: Marin Cilic, Mikhail Kukushkin, US Open
Posted: 4th September 2015
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