In the 1/16 finals of the ATP Dubai, a meeting between Cilic and Paire will take place, a prediction for which was prepared by our experts. How is Marin? – Check our free prediction below.
At what time are Cilic and Paire to play?
The game time is February 25, 2020, at at 14:00 (GMT+4).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Marin Cilic takes the 36 position and Benoit Paire takes the 21 position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Cilic have?
Marin Cilic has won 65.0% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Paire have?
Benoit Paire has won 49.1% of the games as a favorite.
It would seem that Cilic again begins to add and return to a high level. But this season, he shows the opposite with his game, since he hardly passes the initial stages in tournaments and manages to lose to those opponents whom he had not noticed on the court before.
Cilic was always the player who could boast of balance in his game. He has incredible attacking potential, but he was never fixated on this because he understood that he needed to be diverse on the court. What the Croat has always depended on is the pitch. But about a year and a half ago, Marin received a serious knee injury and lay down on the operating table. After that, the Croat didn’t even get close to the level of the game at which he had previously played matches. Surprisingly, Cilic lost his cannon feed, and without it he is not able to compete on the tour.
After a weak last season, Cilic picked up, but out of ten fresh matches, the grassroots stood out only two: Moutet didn’t show proper resistance, and Raonic closed the opponent. It’s curious that the Croat shot at not only strong hardoviks like Bautista Agut or Shapovalov, but also Ivashka, who didn’t return to the top 100, and even the novice Beetle from the fourth hundred of the rating had the upper hand.
Paire doesn’t change himself. Indeed, in one week he pleasantly surprises, demonstrates the highest level of tennis and outperforms the top rivals. But then for a month the Frenchman can go from tournament to tournament and lose to obvious outsiders. He just goes to court and already from the first rallies begins with all in a row to scandalize and break racquets. In this state, Benoit is not able to compete on the court. Therefore, without psychological stability, talent is not always enough.
Benoit failed several times on hard, but in recent matches he designed the total over with powerful moves Barrere and Bagel. The start of the season was great for the Frenchman. Paire beat Liovich, the young talents of Sinner and Hurkacz, however, in all these matches the proceedings lasted three sets.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Players are very familiar with each other, because they crossed on the court six times. But a clear advantage is on the side of Cilic, who won five times.
- Marin has 5 wins this season, Benoit – 1.
- Marin has 18 career titles, Benoit – 3.
|Marin Cilic||vs||Benoit Paire|
|31 (1988.09.28)||Age||30 (1989.05.08)|
|Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina||Birthplace||Avignon, France|
|Monte Carlo, Monaco||Residence||Geneva, Switzerland|
|6’6″ (198 cm)||Height||6’5″ (196 cm)|
|196 lbs (89 kg)||Weight||176 lbs (80 kg)|
|$27,836,861||Career Prize Money||$8,124,483|
Singles Service Record
|Marco Cecchinato||Singles Service Record on hard||Benoit Paire|
|77%||1st Serve Points Won||76%|
|53%||2nd Serve Points Won||46%|
|2,525||Break Points Faced||1,948|
|63%||Break Points Saved||60%|
|5,826||Service Games Played||3,14|
|84%||Service Games Won||75%|
|66%||Total Service Points Won||61%|
Singles Return Record
|Marin Cilic||Singles Return Record on hard||Benoit Paire|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||30%|
|50%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||49%|
|3,483||Break Points Opportunities||1,828|
|38%||Break Points Converted||39%|
|5,761||Return Games Played||3,141|
|23%||Return Games Won||22%|
|38%||Return Points Won||37%|
|52%||Total Points Won||49%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2020||Australian Open||Outdoor Hard||R64||Marin Cilic|
|2018||ATP Masters 1000 Rome||Outdoor Clay||R16||Marin Cilic|
|2017||Rotterdam||Indoor Hard||R32||Marin Cilic|
|2016||Tokyo||Outdoor Hard||R32||Marin Cilic|
|2016||Marseille||Indoor Hard||SF||Marin Cilic|
|2013||Chennai||Outdoor Hard||QF||Benoit Paire|
Cilic vs Paire Predictions
There are tennis players who are currently not sustainable in all aspects. But if Paire is simply fooling, then Cilic again complains of pain in the knee. He was expected to miss the upcoming tournament, but decided to come. The history of personal meetings, the shape of the rivals and the coverage have another tense match, the winner of which is not quickly determined. And this is a great opportunity for Paire to take advantage of the opponent’s not the best form and finally start winning.
- Our prediction: Benoit Paire (2.5) win.