Marin Cilic will begin his journey in Marseille with a confrontation with Ilya Ivashka. The meeting will take place on February 18. Will the fight be easy for a Croat? – read in our prediction.
At what time are Marin Cilic vs Ilya Ivashka to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 03:20 PM CET.
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Marin Cilic takes the 39th position and Ilya Ivashka takes the 137th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Marin Cilic have?
Marin Cilic has won 66% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Ilya Ivashka have?
Ilya Ivashka has won 61% of the games as a favorite.
The last tournament Cilic played was the Australian Open. In Melbourne, the Croat played well enough and even reached the 1/8 finals, where he lost to Milos Raonic. Marine defended his rating points, so he allowed himself to rest.
In 2019, Cilic also took a long vacation after AO. But then he appeared on the courts at the end of February when he played in Dubai. As you can see, now Marine decided to pick up a racket a little earlier.
In the world ranking, Ivashka still takes 137th place. This position does not allow Ilya to play in the main draw of such tournaments. Because of this, he had to perform in qualifications. He overcame it, but the victories were not easy. The Spaniard Zapata and the Australian Popyrin, he passed in three sets.
It is worth noting that this season Ivashka lost only one match in two games. This was at the beginning of the year when at the tournament in Canberra he lost to Blauj Role (5-7, 6-7).
Betting Tips Statistics
- This will be the first full-time meeting of tennis players.
- This season, Ilya won two matches in the hall. Marine has not played yet.
- In the last 12 matches, Ivashka won at least one set.
Marin Cilic vs Ilya Ivashka Predictions
Cilic did not play for three weeks, so it is unlikely to immediately join the fight. In this case, Ivashka will have a chance to resist the favorite. Ilya was already targeting the local courts since he played two matches here. In addition, recently the Belarusian tennis player has been demonstrating an excellent game. In this regard, we believe that this meeting will not be easy for the Croat.