Umag - Marin Cilic defeated Daniel Brands of Germany 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of Croatia Open on Wednesday.
The second-seeded Croat was in control throughout, hitting six aces and dropping serve only once. Brands wasted two break points for a 2-0 lead in the second set, and Cilic the won five games in a row.
Matthias Bachinger of Germany downed seventh-seeded Martin Klizan of Sloavkia 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Klizan lead 4-2 in the third set and looked set to make his first ATP quarter-final appearance.
Results on Wednesday from the Croatia Open, an ATP tour event played on outdoor clay at ATP Stadium (seedings in parentheses):
Marin Cilic (2), Croatia, def. Daniel Brands, Germany, 6-3, 6-2.
Matthias Bachinger, Germany, def. Martin Klizan (7), Slovakia, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.
Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Potito Starace, Italy, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Wayne Odesnik, United States, def. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3).