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07/23 12:35 CDT Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals
Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals
UMAG, Croatia (AP) --- Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor
Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open.
It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the
Croatian was dominant from the start. Playing steadily from the baseline, he
took a 5-2 lead in the first set before Sijsling leveled for 5-5. Cilic then
broke in the 12th game on his second set point.
Cilic, who won the tournament in 2012 and reached the 2011 final, broke again
at 3-2 in the second set before easily finishing off the match.
"It is good that I won in two sets, conditions here are tough with humidity and
heat," Cilic said. "I have adjusted well to the conditions, but winning as fast
as possible is always recommended."
Fifth-seeded Czech Lukas Rosol also reached the quarterfinals, defeating
Spaniard Pere Riba 7-6 (4), 6-1.
Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta advanced by walkover after eighth-seeded Carlos
Berlocq of Argentina withdrew because of an injury.