Roberto Bautista Agut does not know defeats this season. In the third round of the Australian Open on January 24 he will play with Marin Cilic. Will the Croat manage to stop the invincible Spaniard? – read in our prediction.

Marin Cilic

Cilic has five wins in six games this season. The only defeat so far the Croatian tennis player suffered in the ATP Cup, where he lost to the Argentine Guido Pellier (6-7, 3-6).

In the first round, Australian Open Cilic did not experience any special problems with Corentin Moutet (6-3, 6-2, 6-4). But in the second round of the competition, the Croats had problems in the game against Benoit Paire. Marine defeated the unyielding Frenchman in five games (6-2, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6).

Roberto Bautista Agut

Bautista Agut is in great shape, as evidenced by his eight victories in eight games this season. It is noteworthy that only recently the Spaniard lost the set for the first time this year.

This happened in the second round match of the Australian Open, where Roberto opposed the American Michael Mmoh (5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1). In the first round of the competition, Bautista Agut did not experience any special problems in the game against his compatriot Feliciano Lopez (6-2, 6-2, 7-5).

Statistics and personal meetings

  • This will be the sixth meeting between Cilic and Bautista Agut with the Croatian having had the better of the head-to-head in the past, leading it 4-1.
  • He scored wins in their first two matches, beating Bautista Agut in back-to-back finals in Moscow in 2014 and 2015.
  • Bautista Agut avenged those defeats by upsetting Cilic in the third round at Melbourne Park in 2016, winning 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 before Cilic picked up comfortable wins in 2017 at Wimbledon, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, and Bercy, 7-6, 6-2.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Game Prediction

Bautista-Agut on the eve of lost his first set this season. Prior to this, the Spaniard won seven wins with a dry score. Roberto is really in great shape right now.

Cilic is not as stable as Bautista Agut. He completed his last match in five sets. We expect that the Spaniard will impose his game on Marina and will triumph in the upcoming meeting.

  • Our prediction is the victory of Bautista Agut

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