2010 Sony Ericsson Open: Fernando Verdasco vs Marin Cilic Betting Odds: Spaniard Fernando Verdasco [+120 ML] and Croatian Marin Cilic [-160 ML] will face off today at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open to fight for a spot among the men’s singles, final eight. This will be the fifth match between the two, and they are tied at 2 apiece. The last two wins went to Cilic, both hard courts, one at the Masters Series in 2008 and the other in the 2009 Masters 1000 in Paris.
Seeded seventh, Cilic has been smoothly making his way through the competition. Having not faced a break point this week, the World No.9 is definitely feeling confident. Cilic’s record is currently 20-3 in 2010, and has already defeated players such as Stephane Robert and Marcos Baghdatis in the early-rounds of the Sony.
As for the tenth seed, Verdasco had to get himself out of trouble on Monday against Jurgen Melzer. The Spaniard had a tough match against the 23rd-seed, committing 12 double faults. Eventually, he came back to win in three sets 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. The World No.12 is 13-4 this year, and is looking to make it to the Sony’s quarterfinals for the second consecutive time.