ATP Cologne, an ATP 250 event begins on Monday as the clay court season ended following the French Open final. The tournament will be played on indoor hard courts with top players in action. Marin Čilić returns to action after his 1st round loss to Dominic Thiem at the French Open 2020. He will face Ričardas Berankis in the Round 1 clash.
- Fixture: Marin Čilić vs Ričardas Berankis
- Tournament: ATP Cologne Open 2020
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Cologne, Germany
- Category: ATP tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
- Prize money: Approx.325,610 dollars
Marin Čilić vs Ričardas Berankis: Match Preview
Čilić has not had the best few months on tour. He lost in the 3rd round at the US Open followed by a 3rd round exit at the Italian Open. The Croatian was defeated in straight sets in the French Open Round 1 by Dominic Thiem. He will be looking to catch some form at the ATP Cologne Open.
Ričardas Berankis has had a good few months on tour. He reached the Round 3 of the Cincinnati Masters and backed it up by reaching Round 3 at the US Open. At the French Open 2020, he won comfortably in Round 1 but was defeated by the eventual runner-up, Novak Djokovic in Round 2.
Marin Čilić vs Ričardas Berankis: Head-to-Head
The duo have only met once at the Wimbledon 2015 where Čilić won in a 5-set thriller in Round 2. Cilic leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Marin Čilić vs Ričardas Berankis: Match Prediction
Čilić will be desperate to find some form at Cologne. The US Open 2014 champion has a tricky first round encounter against Berankis who is known to be a tough competitor. But Cilic is known to be a good player on hard courts and enjoyed much success on it. He is expected to progress into Round 2, defeating Berankis in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Marin Čilić to defeat Ričardas Berankis in straight sets.