Cristian Garin, 13th seed at the Miami Open 2021 will face the Croatian, Marin Cilic in the second round clash on Saturday. Garin is ranked 20th in the world, whereas, the US Open 2014 champion is ranked just inside the top 50 in the 45th place.
- Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
- Match: Marin Cilic vs Cristian Garin
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 27th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $16,000
- Venue: Miami, Florida
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Marin Cilic vs Cristian Garin: Match Preview
Marin Cilic came into the tournament after a poor performance at the Acapulco Open where he was defeated in the first round by Sebastian Korda in straight sets. The Croatian had to dig deep to grind out a victory in the first round match at the Miami Open. The US Open 2014 champion defeated Federico Coria in three sets in a tight three set battle in the first round. However, this victory will give him good confidence ahead of a tricky second round clash against Garin.
Cristian Garin finally got back to winning ways at his home tournament in Chile. He defeated Facundo Bagnis in the finals of the Chile Open to claim his first title of the season. He received a bye in the first round of the Miami Open 2021 by virtue of being the 13th seed. He will hope to carry on with his impressive form and have a good outing in Miami.
Marin Cilic vs Cristian Garin: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other just one time in the past. Marin Cilic defeated the Chilean at the Queen’s in 2019 and leads the head-to-head record, 1-0.
Marin Cilic vs Cristian Garin: Match Prediction
The second round clash between the duo promises to be a thriller. On one hand, Garin comes into the tournament on high confidence after claiming his first title of the season in Chile. On the other hand, Marin Cilic has been struggling with consistency but has experience on his side. When it comes to hard courts, Cilic is undoubtedly the better player on the surface. However, the Croatian has often failed to deliver on the big stages in the past year. The match is expected to be a three set affair with Garin progressing into the third round.
Match Prediction: Cristian Garin to win in three sets