The further, the more Cilic surprises with his awful game form. And it’s not quite clear what’s happening to him, as the tennis player has constant gaming practice, but still acts extremely inexpressively on the court. Will Marin be able to play at a high level again?
What should we expect from the Croatian in the upcoming match against Gunneswaran? – Check it out in our prediction.
At what time are Marin Cilic and Prajnesh Gunneswaran to play?
The game time is March 7, 2020, at 4:30 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Marin Cilic takes the 73th position and Prajnesh Gunneswaran takes the 138th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Cilic have?
Marin Cilic has won 66% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does van Gunneswaran have?
Prajnesh Gunneswaran has won 63% of the games as a favorite.
Cilic can talk a lot about how he needs time to move away from his recent knee injury. But that’s not the problem, as the tennis player has been back since the surgery about eight months ago, but he’s still operating at an equally low level. The reasons are not clear, but it happens because Marin has passed in those aspects which are key in his game. We are talking about pitching and attacking potential. After all, the opponents easily enough take even the first ball, and the second one does not even feel. The Croatian has never stood out in terms of reliability, and now every second or third strike knocks him out.
Just recently, Gunneswaran suddenly caught courage and made his debut in the top 100. The most interesting thing is that the Indian representative spent his entire career on the Challengers and Futures, but after 30 took and shot. But the courage ended quickly, as did the home tournaments. When it came time to defend the rating points, Prajenes completely failed in his endeavors and returned to the top 200. Gunneswaran tried his hand at the ATP Tour, but it didn’t work out.
|Marin Cilic||vs||Prajnesh Gunneswaran|
|31 (1988.09.28)||Age||30 (1989.11.12)|
|Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina||Birthplace||Chennai, India|
|Monte Carlo, Monaco||Residence||Chennai, India|
|6’6″ (198 cm)||Height||6’2″ (188 cm)|
|196 lbs (89 kg)||Weight||176 lbs (80 kg)|
|$27,864,286||Career Prize Money||$735,116|
Singles Service Record
|Marin Cilic||Singles Service Record on hard||Prajnesh Gunneswaran|
|77%||1st Serve Points Won||69%|
|53%||2nd Serve Points Won||49%|
|2,539||Break Points Faced||126|
|63%||Break Points Saved||51%|
|5,842||Service Games Played||219|
|84%||Service Games Won||72%|
|66%||Total Service Points Won||61%|
Singles Return Record
|Marin Cilic||Singles Return Record on hard||Prajnesh Gunneswaran|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||23%|
|50%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||48%|
|3,493||Break Points Opportunities||88|
|38%||Break Points Converted||33%|
|5,777||Return Games Played||223|
|23%||Return Games Won||13%|
|38%||Return Points Won||33%|
|52%||Total Points Won||47%|
Cilic vs Gunneswaran Predictions
Cilic has to take a win. It would be a psychological step forward for him, and Gunneswaran is perfect for this role. India’s representative is in a decline, in recent meetings is extremely unconfident, and if Marin will not make any unexpected mistakes, he will close the opponent in two sets.
- Our prediction: Marin Cilic will win.
Betting Tips Statistics
- It will be the first time Marin and Gunneswaran will meet on the tennis court
- Pranesh wone only one game out of the last 5
- Marin managed to win twice in his recent 5 games