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Marin Cilic is the man to come through the melee and win Queen’s

| 22.06.2017

We’re struggling to think of a more upset-laden Aegon Championships than the one we’ve witnessed this year.

Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all crashed out on Tuesday in straight sets – a 3000/1 chance.

And Jo-Wilfried Tsonga followed suit on Wednesday, while Nick Kyrgios withdrew injured on Monday.

It means we’ll be left with no more than three seeds in the quarter-finals at Queen’s Club.

There’s a great chance for the likes of Donald Young and Giles Muller, but we’ve already picked out this week’s victor.

That’s Marin Cilic, who looks great value now at 5/2 to win the traditional Wimbledon warm-up.

And there’s several reasons why.

Firstly, the Croat is the last remaining seed in the Murray/Tsonga/Krygios half of the draw, and will now not face any seeded opponent until the final – and maybe not even then.

Secondly, the 2014 US Open champion has often gone well at Queen’s.

Cilic won this event in 2012, and was runner-up 12 months later.

Thirdly, his two most likely final opponents, Grigor Dimitrov and Tomas Berdych, are on course for a potentially gruelling semi-final.

And then, should either of that pair make it to the final, Cilic has the upper hand in the head-to-head records too.

The 28-year-old leads Dimitrov 3-1, and though it’s 6-6 with Berdych, Cilic has taken four of the last six clashes against the Czech ace.

It’s been a remarkably surprising tournament so far, but we’re expecting the seeds to come the fore from here on in.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.