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Cilic Defeats Haas to Win in Zagreb

Marin Cilic

Croat Marin Cilic won his fourth Zagreb title defeating top seed Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-4.

Cilic got off to a slow start and was broken in the opening game by the 35-year-old Haas before recovering to take five of the next six games to seize control of the opening set. Haas was unable to recover and the remainder of the set played out to serve with Cilic taking it 6-3.

The second set was closely contested with Haas having an opportunity to break for a 4-2 lead. He wasn’t able to capitalize and Cilic fought back by holding serve and then broke Haas to jump out to a 5-3 lead.

Haas did manage to save one match point but Cilic brought proceedings to an end at the second attempt.

The victory gave Cilic his tenth career title and first since returning from a drug suspension.

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