Croatia’s best tennis player Marin Čilić advanced to the ATP tournament semifinals in London played on the grass of the Queen’s Club. In the quarterfinal match, Čilić was better than Finnish tennis player Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6 (2), 6-4, reports HRT.
This quarterfinal match was a bit tough, although Čilić was up 7-6 (2), 5-1. Namely, the 23-year-old Ruusuvuori (56th in the ATP ranking) went from 1-5 to 4-5 in the second set and had 0-30 on Čilić’s serve. However, the Croatian tennis player, otherwise the 17th player in the ATP rankings, prevailed.
There were no breaks in the first set, although Čilić missed four break opportunities. He ruled the situation in the tie-break and easily won that part of the game 7-2.
In the second set, Ruusuvuori won the first game, and Čilić’s answer was winning five games in a row, which paved the way for the semifinal spot.
Čilić recorded a total of 11 aces with a first-serve percentage of 55 percent and used two of six break points.
Recall that the two-time winner of the London tournament advanced to the Queen’s Club quarterfinals for the ninth time in his career earlier this week.
Čilić will play against Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinovic, who defeated Briton Ryan Peniston 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. It will be their first meeting.
The second seed, Italian Matteo Berrettini, and Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp will meet in the second semifinal.
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