Marin Cilic takes on controversial American Wayne Odesnik for a place in the semi-finals of the Croatia Open.
Cilic has been in fine form over the past month, winning Queens and then reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon and the big Croatian is hoping to become the first home player to win the Umag title since 1990.
He started well, seeing off Germany's Daniel Brands 6-3, 6-2 in the second round after receiving a first round bye. Brands wasted break points to go up 2-0 in the second set but that would be the last chance he got as Cilic reeled off five games in a row.
"I played a very good match, I made almost no mistake at all," Cilic said. "It was a bit easier that I had expected, since this was my first match on clay after a while. I felt I was in control the whole time."
Odesnik isn't the most popular player on the tour having been caught trying to smuggle human growth hormone into Australia a few years ago. He was subsequently banned and has been trying to rebuild his career ever since.
He won a titantic tussle with Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic in the second round, clawing back a 5-1 deficit in the final set to win 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3) in just over three hours.
Prediction: Cilic in two.