Marin Čilić advances to the semifinals of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai after playing 6:3, 6:4 against Spain’s Alberto Ramos-Vinolas.
It’s about time we bring you some good news about Croatia’s best tennis player, and today we have just that.
Marin Čilić has reached the semifinals of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai tonight after securing a victory against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in 81 minutes, without dropping a set, reports Gol.hr on October 13, 2017.
On Saturday, Čilić will play in the semifinals, his first at the Shanghai Masters. The Croats next competitor will be the winner of the match between world number one Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov.
When looking at the duels between the players, Marin has one win in five against Nadal, defeating the Spaniard in the 2009 semifinals of the Beijing tournament. Čilić, on the other hand, leads Dimitrov 3-1. His last win over the Bulgarian tennis player was last year in the semifinals of Cincinnati, where he won his only title of the Masters 1000.
All of this good news leads to even better news that on Monday, Marin Čilić will be the fourth best tennis player in the world, a number that marks the best ranking of his career.
If Čilić wins the title of the tournament, he will be just 145 points from Andy Murray, the third best player in the world at the moment.
Bravo Marin and best of luck tomorrow in the semifinals!
Translated from Gol.hr