Top-seeded Cilic advances to Maharashtra Open semifinals
PUNE, India (AP) — Top-seeded Marin Cilic advanced to the Maharashtra Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Thursday.
Cilic served seven aces and lost only one of his first service points in a match that lasted 64 minutes.
The sixth-ranked Croatian, who is bidding to win his third title in India, will meet Gilles Simon in the semifinals after Frenchman ended Spanish qualifier Ricardo Ojeda Lara's run with a 6-2, 6-3 win.
Cilic eases into quarterfinals in India, 3rd seeded Agut out
PUNE, India (AP) — Marin Cilic of Croatia comfortably beat India's Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3 at the Maharashtra Open on Wednesday, but third seed Roberto Bautista Agut was eliminated
The top-seeded Cilic, who is ranked sixth in the world, needed only 72 minutes to book his spot in the quarterfinals.
Despite losing serve at 5-3 in the first set, Cilic broke back immediately to clinch the first set and dropped only seven points across five service games in the second to seal an easy victory.
Qualifier Ojeda Lara beats Vesely in straight sets
PUNE, India (AP) — Spanish qualifier Ricardo Ojeda Lara upset sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-6 (5) Monday in the first round of the Maharashtra Open.
It was Ojeda Lara's first win over a player ranked in the top 100.
Pablo Andujar, playing his first tour-level match since 2016 due to an elbow injury, made an early exit when Nicolas Jarry beat the Spaniard 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5.