ATP Tour

Cilic into Zagreb quarters

2014-02-05 21:10
Marin Cilic (File)

Zagreb - Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia was first through to the Zagreb Indoors quarter-finals by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday.

Fifth-seeded Cilic converted only three out of 10 break points, two of them Lajovic double-faults.

Cilic improved to a 16-1 record in his last five attempts here, winning titles in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Earlier, Dudi Sela of Israel ousted sixth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the first round.

Sela led by a set and 5-3 before Rosol broke back and forced a tiebreaker. But Sela moved into an early lead again and closed out the match.

Lucky loser Daniel Evans of Britain, who made the draw after the late withdrawal of Radek Stepanek with a heel strain, defeated another Czech, Jan Hajek, 6-3, 6-1.

Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov beat 2008 champion Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-4, 7-6 (8) for his first tour win since July, while Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan defeated Victor Hanescu from Romania, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (5).

Results from third day of the ATP Zagreb Indoor Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Second round:
Marin Cilic (CRO x5) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-4, 7-5

First round:
Daniel Evans (GBR) bt Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-3, 6-1
Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE x6) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 7-6 (10/8)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Read more on:    atp tour  |  zagreb indoors  |  marin cilic  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.