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.

Marin Cilic

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.

Benoit Paire

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 CilicvsBenoit Paire
36ATP Rank21
31 (1988.09.28)Age30 (1989.05.08)
Medjugorje, Bosnia-HerzegovinaBirthplaceAvignon, France
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
6’6″ (198 cm)Height6’5″ (196 cm)
196 lbs (89 kg)Weight176 lbs (80 kg)
2005Turned Pro2007
6/3YTD Won/Lost8/6
0YTD Titles0
508/274CAREER W/L222/232
18Career Titles3
$27,836,861Career Prize Money$8,124,483

Singles Service Record

Marco CecchinatoSingles Service Record on hardBenoit Paire
1,373Double Faults1,269
56%1st Serve52%
77%1st Serve Points Won76%
53%2nd Serve Points Won46%
2,525Break Points Faced1,948
63%Break Points Saved60%
5,826Service Games Played3,14
84%Service Games Won75%
66%Total Service Points Won61%

Singles Return Record

Marin CilicSingles Return Record on hardBenoit Paire
30%1st Serve Return Points Won30%
50%2nd Serve Return Points Won49%
3,483Break Points Opportunities1,828
38%Break Points Converted39%
5,761Return Games Played3,141
23%Return Games Won22%
38%Return Points Won37%
52%Total Points Won49%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

2020Australian OpenOutdoor HardR64Marin Cilic
2018ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayR16Marin Cilic
2017RotterdamIndoor HardR32Marin Cilic
2016TokyoOutdoor HardR32Marin Cilic
2016MarseilleIndoor HardSFMarin Cilic
2013ChennaiOutdoor HardQFBenoit 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.

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