Tomorrow at the Shanghai Masters, Fernando Verdasco is going to meet his younger (but better ranked) opponent, Marin Cilic. Fernando Verdasco is currently on the 23rd position in the ATP raking, while Marin Cilic is on the 16th.
In the past, the two players met 7 times, and Verdasco has won 5 matches out of the 7, including the most recent one, in 2011 at the Paris Masters. However, this time I am going to bet on Marin Cilic to win this match. Even if Fernando Verdasco is leading the head-to-head confrontations, I think Cilic is the favorite in this match. He is much younger and his skills have been gradually developing since the beginning of his career. Also, he is much taller, so I expect a very strong service from his part.
I think this is going to be a tight and extremely spectacular match. Both players have a great forehand and also a very good service. Moreover, both of them are known to fight for every single point, with an amazing determination. Until now, both players have qualified in this round relatively easy, Cilic by defeating Klizan and Kubot, and Ferdasco by winning over Monaco and Soeda.
All in all, I’m going to place a bet on Marin Cilic’s victory. I placed 5 units at 1.62. The odds I used are from Bwin.