World No.39 Sebastian Korda will take on World No.28 Marin Cilic in the round of 32 of the Paris Masters on November 3 2021.
Sebastian Korda vs Marin Cilic: Match Details
- Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
- Match: Sebastian Korda vs Marin Cilic
- Round: Round of 32
- Prize Money: $25,434
- Date: November 3, 2021
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Hard Court
Sebastian Korda vs Marin Cilic: Preview
It has been a very disappointing time for Korda on the hard courts since the Citi Open in August. Over the past six tournaments, the American hasn’t managed to go past the second round, which is not healthy for a youngster’s confidence. That said, there are plenty of expectations from the talented 21-year-old and he will be pretty pleased after beating Aslan Karatsev in the opening round of the Paris Masters. It is also not to be forgotten that Korda has also reached the finals of two tournaments on the hard courts, earlier in the year.
On the other hand, Cilic has experienced a fabulous time on the hard courts in the last month. The veteran Croat made the finals of Moscow, and followed it up with a title win in St. Petersburg last week. In fact, the 33-year-old has won 12 matches out of 14 on the indoor hard courts this year. Cilic comes into the second round match after beating Spain’s Alejandro Fokina in the last round. The former US Open winner is riding on confidence and can be a dangerous floater this week in Bercy.
Sebastian Korda vs Marin Cilic: Head to Head
These two players have met once on the ATP tour with Korda leading Cilic 1-0. The American beat the Croat on the hard courts of Acapulco earlier in the year.
Sebastian Korda vs Marin Cilic: Prediction
For Korda to upset his senior opponent in this second round clash, he will have win more points on his second serve, unlike his previous round struggle. Moreover, the American should also be trying to capitalize on the Cilic’s second serve, which can wobble at regular intervals. That said, the 2014 US Open champion has the momentum on his side, which is likely to see him through to the next round.
Match Prediction: Marin Cilic should win in two sets.
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