Cilic - Khachanov
Semifinals of the ATP tournament in Adelaide. Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic and Russian Karen Khachanov will compete. My bet is Cilic victory
Cilic played very well in the second half of last season, and reminded me a bit of the best days when he was a top 10 player, and he is very bad oponnent for top players when he has his day, and service and forehand serve him well. He opened the tournament very well, and reached the semifinals without any major problems with two 2-0 victories against Monteiro and Djere. On the other hand, we have Khachanov, who was a great talent, but he has not yet met the huge expectations of the tennis public, and apart from winning the masters tournament in Paris, he cannot boast of any major successes. His bad side is definitely a forehand that he will have to fix if he wants to play an important role in major tournaments, other things are already at an enviable level, especially backhand, which is one of the best in the world. He had problems in the first match against Johnson, but came to a 2-1 victory, in the second match without major difficulties against Gerasimov. They have played 2 times and both times he celebrated cilic 2-1 in sets, most recently a few months ago in St petersburg. In my opinion, Cilic is a better tennis player, so he finished the season in better shape, and I hope that he will transfer a good game to this year as well. Good luck
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.01. 05:30h