Former US Open champion will meet last year’s US Open semifinalist in an interesting Round 16 match at the Australian Open at John Cain Arena in Melbourne on January 23, 2022.
- Marin Cilic vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Tennis – Australian Open, Round 16
- Date – 23/1/2022
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: John Cain Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Marin Cilic Stats & Form
Marin Cilic is playing as he is in his prime. He had a good season in 2021 finishing with a 33-23 record and 6-9 on hard surface winning two titles in St. Petersburg and Stuttgart.
The Croatian started well this year as he is at 7-2.
In the first round of the Australian Open, Cilic defeated Emilio Gomez, ranked No. 153 by 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Next up was Norbert Gombos, ranked at No. 117, who was a tougher opponent but Cilic took care of business winning by 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
The third round brought a real challenge for Cilic as the 33-year-old faced world No. 6 Andrey Rublev. Cilic was playing excellent from the start and took charge of the match winning by 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 39 minutes. Cilic hit only 54% of his first serve but convert 85% of them. He had 24 aces, made four breaks and didn’t allow any.
Marin Cilic News
Marin Cilic has been regular at the Australian Open since 2007 and his best result is the finals in 2018 where he lost to Roger Federer in five sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Felix Auger-Aliassime Stats & Form
Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of the rising stars on the ATP tour. The 21-year-old has found his place among the Top 10 players last year and will probably stay there for a long time.
Last season the Canadian was 38-24 including 19-10 on hard surface.
He started 2022 successfully winning the ATP Cup with his country.
At the Australian Open, he had a difficult start.
In the first round, Auger-Aliassime came back from 2-1 down to defeat Emil Ruusuvuori by 6-4, 0-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. In the second, he won three of the four tie-breaks for a 3-1 win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The third-round match should have been tougher but Auger-Aliassime cruised past Daniel Evans winning 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in only 115 minutes. The Canadian won 91% of the points on his first serve, hit 16 aces and made 6 breaks.
Felix Auger-Aliassime News
The youngster has made appearances in the last three Australian Open tournaments making to the Round 16 last year as his best result so far.
Marin Cilic and Felix Auger-Aliassime Head-to-Head Stats
Marin Cilic has won all three previous matches against Felix Auger-Aliassime. It was 6-3, 6-4 in Washington in 2019, next year in Paris it was 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 and last year in Stuttgart finals Cilic won 7-6, 6-3.
Marin Cilic and Felix Auger-Aliassime Betting Odds
According to the odds, Felix Auger-Aliassime is a slight favorite coming into this match with -139 odds in his favor. The odds for Marin Cilic’s win are at 111.
The total games margin is 40 with both ways at -111.
Marin Cilic is an experienced player and has defeated Auger-Aliassime in their previous three matches. The young Canadian is improving his game and this will be a tough battle. Both players have great serves and there won’t be many breaks. This match will definitely go in at least four sets meaning that will go far over the recommended 37.5 games margin.