Marin Cilic enjoyed a successful 2017, when he played the Final in Wimbledon.
Playing in his second round from 2018’s Australian Open, the big Croat faced Portuguese Joao Sousa.
Cilic is well known for his huge serve and power. And it’s exactly what he did against Sousa.
World number 6 served scary huge, as Joao couldn’t be more than a spectator when having to return. Cilic also returned good, smashing big forehands in the Portuguese’s side of the field.
Marin Cilic is a constant player, with good results through out the year, but can’t help but notice his uni-dimensional game. As long as his serve goes in, he is in the match. If not, he is in trouble. Also, he hits all the balls with full power. But he is slow and not versatile at all. He was fortunate enough to find another slow player with way less power than him.
The outcome wasn’t in question at all and the match, which had short points and a dull rhythm, ended with the victory of Cilic, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2.