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.
Haase beats Kavcic in 1st round of Maharashtra Open
PUNE, India (AP) — Fifth-seeded Robin Haase started the new year with a 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory over Blaz Kavcic in the first round of the Maharashtra Open on Tuesday.
Kavcic broke the serve of 42nd-ranked Haase three times, but the Dutchman eventually came through to line up a match against Chile's Nicolas Jarry.
Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro was on court for 2 hours, 40 minutes before beating Ruben Bemelmans 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (8).
Aljaz Bedene wins opening match at Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Aljaz Bedene won his opening match at the Chennai Open on Tuesday, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-2.
Bedene, who reached the final in 2015 and semifinals last year, broke his opponent three times while never losing his serve. The 101st-ranked British player will next face fourth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.