The US Open is one grand slam stage that Marin Cilic has shown past success, and this year, he appears as one of the dark horses who may have a great chance of winning the title.
Novak is in Cilic's side of the draw but since I use head-to-head for prognostication, this is one of the rare times that the Serb may fall on the way side early in the draw as there is a player there that has a rare winning record over him.
Cilic, on the other hand, will most likely reach the semi-final stage, with John Isner, Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock as potential nemeses as he progresses to each round.
Cilic has had a great summer, winning in Cincinnati, where he upset Andy Murray. He has the confidence to do it again here in Flushing Meadows.