Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic Betting Preview
Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Line: Roger Federer (-340) vs. Marin Cilic (+260) – view all Wimbledon Men’s Singles lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Writer’s Prediction: Roger Federer (-340)
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Roger Federer’s Edge (-340):
For more proof of Federer’s prowess, he enters this matchup having yet to lose a set. On his rout here, he’s defeated the likes of Guido Pella, Marcus Willis, Steve Johnson and most recently Steve Johnson. And during that impressive stretch, the 17-time Grand Slam champion has won 75 percent or more of his first serve points and has fired a total of 152 winners already, including 51 in his opening-round matchup with Pella.
With Federer currently playing at such a high level, it’s quite hard to see Cilic, who has lost the five of the six head-to-head meeting with the Swiss maestro, pull off a major upset. Still, anything is possible.
Marin Cilic’s edge (+260):
Marin Cilic is in for his toughest test in Wimbledon 2016. Standing on his way towards a possible second-career Grand Slam title is a very familiar foe in the form of Roger Federer.
Hearing that name alone should be quite intimidating enough to almost anyone, but Cilic is likely to relish this opportunity more. In fact, the 27-year-old Croatian might leave many stunned with a repeat of his incredible semifinals victory (6-3, 6-4, 6-4) over Federer back in the 2014 U.S. Open.
However, it’ll be easier said than done to repeat that success especially at Wimbledon, which is Federer’s favorite Grand Slam tournament.
In any case, Cilic, who is making his third-consecutive final-8 appearance at the All England Club, should still be able to put up a very good fight with Federer. The World No. 13 has barely faced any trouble in reaching the quarterfinals, beating Brian Baker, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Lukas Lacko before winning over the fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori in the fourth round via a second-set retirement.
Writer’s Prediction: Federer (-340) advances to the semifinals.
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