Sport Third seed Cilic makes solid Wimbledon start

16:41  02 july  2018
16:41  02 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Cilic stays cool to edge Kyrgios in Queen's semi

  Cilic stays cool to edge Kyrgios in Queen's semi <p>Top seed Marin Cilic ended Nick Kyrgios's entertaining run at the Fever-Tree Queen's Club championships with a 7-6(3) 7-6(4) on Saturday as he reached the final for the fourth time.</p>A high-level semi-final full of thundering serves predictably boiled down to two tiebreaks in which the ice-cool Cilic proved the more composed player.

Sixteenth-seeded Borna Coric, who upset Federer to win last week's Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, is a potential fourth-round opponent, while third - seeded Marin Cilic , last year's runner-up, looms as a possible threat in the semi-finals.

The 36-year-old Swiss, seeded one, appears to have been given a smoothish route to the latter rounds, though in-form third seed Marin Cilic , who he beat in last year’s final, could be Women’s second seed Caroline Wozniacki starts against American Varvara Lepchenko. Favourable for federer.

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic made a solid start to the Wimbledon championships with a clinical 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday.
a large crowd of people in a field: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon Croatian Cilic, who lost last year's final to Roger Federer, underlined his credentials for another Grand Slam title bid to add to his U.S. Open triumph in 2014.
Marin Cilic hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon The lanky 29-year-old third seed served 21 aces and made four service breaks in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes on Court Two against a young opponent coming back from major knee surgery.
a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon Cilic's preparations were boosted eight days ago when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final to lift the Queen's Club trophy, his 18th ATP Tour title.

Djokovic beats darkness to reach quarter-finals .
Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia's Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday. © REUTERS/Andrew Boyers Wimbledon But there was no stopping the Serb once he made it on to Court One as he romped to a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win to reach the quarter-finals for a 10th time.With Kevin Anderson taking almost 3-1/2 hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in the previous match, Djokovic knew he had about two hours of daylight left if he wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday's rest day to finish off the contest.

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