French Open quarter-final predictions including Marin Cilic vs Andrei Rublev

lower half of French Open The draw is wide open, with only former US Open champion Marin Cilic and three-time Grand Slam runner-up Marin Cilic making it to a Grand Slam final. His rival Andrei Rublev entered the French Open quarter-finals for the second time (5 rounds of quarter-finals overall), while young defender Kasper Ruud and Holger Ron, both from Scandinavia, combined their best ever Grand Slam campaigns and reached the quarter-finals. Four for the first time ever. Committee members take a look at the two remaining Roland Garros quarter-finals as the semi-finals will take place on Wednesday in Paris.

Casper Rudd vs. Holger Ron

Wesley Hellman: Not so long ago, this would have been an easy choice for Rod, but Ron is up very quickly, having sent both Denis Shapovalov and Stefanos Tsitsipas here on the big stage of the French Open. Rudd, for his part, has had a fairly tough draw as well, and it still sits as one of the best clay courts in the world. He was not trustworthy in the slams and this could be a very good opportunity for young Ron to assert himself as a true contender at the top level. Rudd has had a lot of success on clay for me to take on here, but I’m not confident. Rod in 5

Damien Coast: A couple of weeks ago, everyone was afraid of Holger Ron cramping again, especially in a best-of-five scenario. The Dane enjoyed slightly cooler temperatures in Paris this week and also benefited from eliminating all of his opponents in a maximum of four sets. Casper Rudd has had his fair share of hiccups, and he almost went into the decider against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and prevails in five over Lorenzo Sonego. The Norwegian has to be the first to ask fitness questions and has much higher ground than his Scandinavian rival. Rune may have a higher peak, but repeating a performance like against Tsitsipas seems next to impossible at this point. Rod in 4

Yesh Ginsburg: This Scandinavian fight could be a sign of tennis’s future on clay. Eventually the occasion will catch up to Ron, but he’s playing better than Rod now. rune in 4

Sten Kirby: These two pairs met three times on clay last year, and Roode won every game 6-0 in terms of groups he played. Ron lost just one set this week against Tsitsipas in the previous round and is playing some clay-court tennis, but Rudd remains a solid opponent. The Dane plays with house money although at this point only a few had made it that far at Slam as a teenager. Rudd dropped a group to Hubert Hurkacz in the previous round and had some wars of attrition this week, still the most experienced player and h2h should make him the favourite even if Rune has more of a chance to punch here. Rod in 5

Marin Cilic vs Andrey Rublev

Wesley: This is a tough match, neither Rublev nor Cilic had a particularly difficult draw (remember Medvedev hates mud), and their records this year look better to me than their victories. Neither of them has beaten a good competition at Roland Garros in the past few years either. H2H is a mostly solid stadium, including Cilic’s win earlier this year, and I don’t trust one player over the other at the moment. Rublev at 5

Damian: Marin Cilic put in a great performance in the fourth round against Daniil Medvedev, but the opponent was not in the mood to play. Andrei Rublev dropped at least a set in all of his matches so far, never playing great but coming out with what was required of him. Cilic had their only meeting on clay in Geneva seven years ago, but with Rublev being only 17 years old at the time, he clearly doesn’t look very appropriate in regards to this clash. The Russian has never played his best at this stage of a Grand Slam before and with Cilic’s experience in the Majors and insane peak level, he may be able to secure a place in the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time. Selic at 5

yosh: Marin Cilic looks back up close to his former glory. It is in absolutely fantastic condition and the clay fits its game perfectly. In the meantime, perhaps Andrei Rublev should not be here right now. Yannick Sener was controlling him before he had to retire due to injury. I really like how Selic looks. Selic at 4

Sten: Cilic won their encounter at the Australian Open this year, and it was only the second win for the Croatian veteran against Russian Rublev, who now leads h2h 4-2, losing his only claycourt encounter in Geneva in 2015. Rublev’s had a match Routine all week, he took advantage of Yannick Sener’s injury in the previous round and is somewhat lucky to be here. Cilic has played the spotlight on his serve and forehand and has lost just one set in four matches this week. Daniil Medvedev was defeated and left unanswered in the Cilic match in the previous round. Assuming Cilic maintains his current form, he should be able to reach the final and this match won’t be too difficult. Rublev could up his game but I doubt it. Selic at 3

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