Alexander Zverev vs Marin Cilic live stream.Alexander Zverev vs Marin Cilic: Italian Open semifinals preview and prediction,Italian Open semifinal clash between second seed Alexander Zverev and world #5 Marin Cilic.
Alexander Zverev, suddenly a dark horse for the French Open crowd after back-to-back triumphs in Munich and Madrid will look to continue his great form when he takes on Croatia’s Marin Cilic, making his debut in a clay court Masters 1000 semifinal. Zverev, of course, won his first Masters 1000 title here last year, defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets and the German is no doubt desperate to defend his title. But who will reach the final?
Zverev leads their head-to-head four matches to one. But it was the Croatian who was the victor in their first match, a hard-fought quarterfinal three years ago at the Washington Open, with the final score 7-6 7-5 in Cilic’s favour. Zverev then defeated Cilic in Montpellier in the second round, in another close match in which both sets went to tiebreaks.
Zverev began his Italian Open campaign in the second round against the 22-year-old Italian wildcard Matteo Berrettini who had impressively defeated Frances Tiafoe in the first round. But Zverev ultimately had too much quality for him, and it was the German who advanced 7-5 6-2. He then narrowly defeated Kyle Edmund in the second round 7-5 7-6 despite squandering eight match points.