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Rogers Cup 2021: Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic Preview, Head to Head and Live stream for Canada Masters

World No. 12 Casper Ruud will take on World No. 38 Marin Cilic in the round of 32 of the Canada Masters on August 11, 2021.

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic

World No. 12 Casper Ruud will take on World No. 38 Marin Cilic in the round of 32 of the Canada Masters on August 11, 2021.

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Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic: Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP-1000 Rogers Cup
  • Match: Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic
  • Round: 2nd Round
  • Date: August 10th, 2021
  • Prize Money: $45,000
  • Venue: Toronto, Canada
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic: Preview

Marin Cilic

Ruud has seen a meteoric rise on the ATP rankings in 2021. After a series of impressive wins on the clay, the Norway player has climbed to a career high ranking of No.12. The 22-year-old has a 29/5 record on the dirt. That said, he has only played eight matches on the hard courts, which came earlier in the season. Although he reached the quarters of Acapulco, the gap between Mexico and Canada might dictate terms negatively.

On the other hand, Cilic comes into this contest after beating Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas in straight sets in the previous round. At the Tokyo Olympics, he suffered an early exit after losing to Pablo Carreno Busta in three sets. While the Croat got some success on the clay and grass courts earlier in the season, his record on the hard courts has not been very impressive. The former US Open champion has managed only one quarterfinal on the surface, which came in Singapore in February. Currently, the 32-year-old holds a 5-5 win/loss record on the hard courts for 2021 thus far.

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Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic: Head to Head

Casper Ruud

These two have met only once on the ATP tour. In April early this year, Ruud beat Cilic in straight sets on the clay at the Rome Masters.

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic: Prediction

Marin Cilic

While the Norwegian has been in better form compared to his Croatian opponent, lack of time spent on the hard courts might be differentiating factor in this match. As mentioned above, Ruud has tasted success on the clay and a shift of surface might put him on the back foot against Cilic, who has already got a few matches under his belt. If Cilic can serve big and attack on the forehand, he should prevail ahead.

Match Prediction: Marin Cilic should win in three sets.

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic: Live Streaming & Where to Watch

Match Timings:

  • Japan : 10.30am (11th August)
  • Delhi: 7.00am (11th August)
  • New York: 9.30.pm
  • Melbourne: 12.30pm (11th August)
CountryOfficial Broadcaster
IndiaEurosport
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EuropeEurosport
JapanWowow
AustraliaBeInsports
ChinaIqivi
GermanyAmazon Prime video
FranceEuro sport
CanadaESPN

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Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.