Australian Open 2018 - Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund on and what time does it start? Thursday 25th January, 2018 - 08:30 (UK)

What channel is Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Marin Cilic vs Kyle Edmund? https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-25-1-2018/tickets/2066405

The Lowdown

MARIN CILIC

  • Cilic benefited from a Rafael Nadal withdrawal in the final set of their fourth round clash but regardless of that, he was well worth the victory against the world number one.
  • The number six seed will be seeking to reach his third Grand Slam final and has defeated Edmund in their only previous meeting in Shanghai last year.

KYLE EDMUND

  • Edmund's fairytale run continued with a magnificent four-set victory over the number three seed Grigor Dimitrov and his confidence is sky high going into this semi-final.
  • Expectations for the Brit have risen however and there are some who are predicting him to upset the odds once more and reach the final.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Two the biggest forehands in the game meet in this semi-final and it is Edmund who has been receiving most of the headlines thanks to his unexpected run to the semi-finals. The Brit has been playing the best tennis of his career and will not fear Cilic but the occasion is new to him whilst his opponent is in familiar territory. An Edmund victory would no longer be a huge shock but the edge just goes to the more experienced Cilic to reach his third major final.