Marin Cilic is back in the elite to advance to the semifinals of Roland Garros

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Marin Cilic is back in the elite to advance to the semifinals of Roland Garros

the Croatian Marin Cilic He was a Grand Slam champion, he won at 2014 US Open, where he won Roger Federer before the surprise ends in front of Kei Nishikori. He played two more finals, in Wimbledon 2017 and Australian Open 2018, in which the Swiss took his particular revenge. A former world number three who suffered back injuries.

champion of Davis cup Also, he returns to the elite in an unexpected place, on the clay of Roland Garros. In his straight, direct tennis, he became the second Croatian to reach the semi-finals in Paris, then Ivan Ljubicicleft another Russian.

If in the eighth he was overdone Daniel Medvedev, at 33 years old, as in quarters defeated Andrew Rublev25 years old and number 7, for 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 (10-2) at 4h.10 ‘. He made 88 winning shots, made 71 unforced errors (35 and 31 his rival). He went to the sack

He had a ‘match’ ball left with 4-5, which was lifted by the Spanish student Ferdinand Vincent. But Cilic snatched the new resolution agreed upon by four Grand Slam tournaments, a best-of-10-point supertiebreak with a minimum of two advantages. For the fifth time Rublev remained in the doors of the semifinals, he did not pass the quarterfinals.

Cilic will face a young Nordic debutant on Friday in the penultimate round of a Grand Slam, the Norwegian Casper Ruud o danish Holger Rune. From above, Rafael Nadal-Alexander Zverev.

Marin Cilic was junior champion at Roland Garros in 2005, when Rafa Nadal broke his record by beating Argentine Mariano Puerta in the absolute final.

Source: La Verdad

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