Tomas Berdych v Marin Cilic Live
Tomas Berdych will be up against Marin Cilic as the two men go to battle at the quarter final of the US Open. The match will be played at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Thursday, September 4.
While Tomas Berdych took down Austrian Dominic Thiem in the round of 16 at the US Open in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, his opponent in the quarters, Marin Cilic claimed a thrilling five setter against Frenchman Gilles Simon. The match ended 5-7, 7-6(7-3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in favour of the Croatian.
The Czech Tomas Berdych defeated the likes of Lleyton Hewitt, Martin Klizan, and Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first three rounds of the tournament with only Klizan providing some competition for the world number 7. Marin Cilic won the first set in his first round match against Marcos Baghdatis before his opponent retired through injury. He defeated Ukranian qualifier Illya Marchenko and Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the second and third rounds of the US Open 2014.
While Marin Cilic has only lost two of his last ten fixtures, Tomas Berdych has lost four matches in the same space. Tomas Berdych suffered a humiliating first round exit at the Cincinnati Masters ahead of the US Open which put a question mark over his ability on the hard court.
The duo have met eight times before with Tomas Berdych leading the head to head stats by 5-3. This upcoming match has all the ingredients to be great although it remains to be seen what transpires on Thursday at the Flushing Meadows.
Tags: Flushing Meadows, Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, US Open
Posted: 4th September 2014
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