In the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open 2021, World No. 35 Marin Cilic will take on World No. 69 Botic Van De Zandschulp.
Marin Cilic vs Botic Van De Zandschulp: Match Details
- Tournament: St. Petersburg Open 2021
- Match: Marin Cilic vs Botic Van De Zandschulp
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: October 29, 2021
- Prize Money : $43,240
- Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Surface: Hard Court
Marin Cilic vs Botic Van De Zandschulp: Preview
Marin Cilic wins another battle as he takes down Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals. The 2014 US Open champion defeated the Spaniard 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 33 minutes to win his second consecutive 3-setter match. The Croatian is in good form and with a runner-up finish at the 2021 Kremlin Cup last week, he will now play in his 5th semi-final match of the season.
Botic Van De Zandschulp continues his surprise run as he now moves into the semi-finals having started the tournament as a qualifier. Botic defeated top-seeded Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 33 minutes to enter his first ATP Tour semi-final this season. He is yet to drop a set in the main-draw matches this week.
Marin Cilic vs Botic Van De Zandschulp: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head is 0-0.
Marin Cilic vs Botic Van De Zandschulp: Prediction
Botic will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 65-27 and is 7-3 on the surface this season while having a season record of 51-21 across all surfaces including his Challenger appearances. Cilic will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 146-68 and is 9-2 on the surface for the season having a season record of 29-18 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Marin Cilic looks the favourite for this tie despite a stern challenge that Botic will be putting up against the former World No. 3.
Match Prediction: Marin Cilic should win in 3-sets.
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