One of the most interesting match on February 20 in Marseille will be the confrontation of Marin Cilic and Denis Shapovalov. Who will be able to reach the quarter finals? – Get our free expert prediction.

At what time are Marin Cilic vs Denis Shapovalov to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 14:00 (GMT+1).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Marin Cilic takes the 39nd position and Denis Shapovalov takes the 15th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Marin Cilic have?
Marin Cilic has won 64.94% of games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Denis Shapovalov have?
Denis Shapovalov has won 44% of the games as a favorite.

Marin Cilic

After participating in the Australian Open, Cilic didn’t play for a long time. He missed almost three weeks. This, of course, affected the Croatian game form, but he won his match here. In three sets, but Marin nevertheless broke the resistance of Ilya Ivashka (3-6, 7-6, 6-4).

This season, Cilic didn’t always manage to get easy wins. However, he lost only two meetings. In one of them he lost to Guido Pellier, and in the second to Milos Raonic.

In the last couple of times when Marin Cilic flew to Marseille, he managed to reach the finals twice, but this time it wasnэt necessary to wait, well, or at least the chances of such a scenario were very small. Looking to the first match, Marin Cilic is far from optimal playing conditions.

Denis Shapovalov

Shapovalov showed an excellent game in the ATP Cup, but after that a black stripe appeared in the Canadian’s player. Denis doesn’t win the tour for a month. The last time he managed to do this in the second round match of Adelaide, where he defeated Vasek Pospisil.

In the previous two matches, Denis allowed his compatriot to take revenge (2-6, 3-6), and also lost to Grigor Dimitrov (3-6, 6-7). Shapovalov seems to have lost faith in his own strength.

A funny situation happened with Denis Shapovalov at AO. The Canadian said that he was wary of weather problems in Melbourne and then sensationally lost to Marton Fucsovics, but the defeat didn’t stop there. An instant flight to Montpellier and the repetition of the same scenario in Rotterdam. Yes, Denis Shapovalov lost not to simple rivals in the person of Vasek Pospisil and Grigor Dimitrov, but he didn’t demonstrate absolutely nothing special.

Betting Tips Statistics Head-to-Head

Highlights

  • In head-to-head games, the score is still 1-1.
  • Last year, in Indian Wells, Shapovalov beat Cilic with a score of (6-4), (6-2).
  • Denis has 7 loss of last 10 matches.
  • Marin has 6 wins of last 10 matches.
Marin CilicvsDenis Shapovalov
39ATP Rank15
31 (1988.09.28)Age20 (1999.04.15)
Medjugorje, Bosnia-HerzegovinaBirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceNassau, Bahamas
6’6″ (198 cm)Height6’1″ (185 cm)
196 lbs (89 kg)Weight165 lbs (75 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysLeft-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandOne-Handed
2005Turned Pro2017
5/2YTD Won/Lost3/6
0YTD Titles0
507/273CAREER W/L90/78
18Career Titles1
$27,822,106Career Prize Money$4,925,699

Singles Service Record

Marin CilicSingles Service Record on hardDenis Shapovalov
4,187Aces1,004
1,366Double Faults599
56%1st Serve58%
77%1st Serve Points Won77%
53%2nd Serve Points Won51%
2,507Break Points Faced693
63%Break Points Saved65%
5,797Service Games Played1,504
84%Service Games Won84%
66%Total Service Points Won66%

Singles Return Record

Marin CilicSingles Return Record on hardDenis Shapovalov
30%1st Serve Return Points Won28%
50%2nd Serve Return Points Won47%
3,471Break Points Opportunities743
38%Break Points Converted39%
5,731Return Games Played1,495
23%Return Games Won19%
38%Return Points Won36%
52%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2019ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardR32Denis Shapovalov
2018BaselIndoor HardR32Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic vs Denis Shapovalov Predictions

Shapovalov has been catastrophically poorly performing recently. It’s unlikely that the Canadian will be able to play better in this match. Cilic had already managed to shoot to cover the local courts, while Denis hadn’t played here yet. The match may not be easy, but in the class, a Croat has a better chance of winning.

Nobody is able to get a confident win, but they are ready to make every effort to succeed, because everyone needs to justify their high status in the ATP round.

  • Our prediction: Marin Cilic win

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