The 23-year-old Briton is currently ranked 49th in the WTA standings.
His game looks better and better, being a solid player behind the bottom line of the field, hitting a strong and well-placed forehand with which he creates a substantial advantage over his opponents.
At the Australian Open, however, he managed to make solid matches with players such as Kevin Anderson, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Denis Istomin and Andreas Seppi, while in the quarter-finals he eliminated, a bit surprising, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in 4 sets.
The 29-year-old Croatian player is currently the 6th place in the WTA standings.
The previous season was quite consistent for the Croatian player, the best performing in the Wimbledon tournament, where he managed to reach the final of the competition but was defeated by Roger Federer.
In season 2018, Marin Cilic took part in the Pune tournament, where he lost in the semifinals, being eliminated by the Frenchman Gilles Simon.
His tennis showed very well in the Melbourne tournament, where he beat players such as Ryan Harrison, Pablo Carreno Busta, while in the quarter-finals he managed to eliminate Rafael Nadal, the Iberian being injured in the 4th set.
The match of the Australian Open tournament will be the 3rd straight encounter between the two players, the score being 1-1, the last game being won by the Croatian Cilic in the Shanghai tour in 2017, 2-0 in sets.
Forecasting Kyle Edmund – Marin Cilic
The two protagonists are in a very good shape at this moment of the competition, having a solid game, and the match will be a very balanced one.
Although Cilic started as a favorite in this game, both direct encounters between the two were very balanced, with tight sets and games.
I expect a balanced match between the two, which will not end in a minimum of sets for either of the two players, both of which are in high stakes at these times, and the sets will be split, with the possibility of a decisive set for the tie .