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Berdych, Cilic Reach Chennai Quarterfinals

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(January 3, 2013) Top seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and two-time former champion Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the Chennai Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

Berdych dominated Somdev Devvarman 6-3, 6-1, while Cilic came back to pass Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

“It was difficult to play him. I think he played really well in the first set,” said Cilic of Stakhovsky . “I think it was about adjusting to the conditions. Then, I served well, I played much better and I did some things really good. So in the end, I’m satisfied with the win.”

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) d [WC] S Devvarman (IND) 63 61
[3] M Cilic (CRO) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 46 62 63
[5] B Paire (FRA) d D Sela (ISR) 61 60
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d M Bachinger (GER) 76(4) 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Klaasen (RSA) / N Monroe (USA) d [1] M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) 64 75
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [3] R Bopanna (IND) / R Ram (USA) 06 64 10-1
A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) d A Bedene (SLO) / B Kavcic (SLO) 76(1) 61

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 5:00 pm
[3] M Cilic (CRO) vs [5] B Paire (FRA)
[8] G Soeda (JPN) vs [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[1] [WC] T Berdych (CZE) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[PR] S Devvarman (IND) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs S Ratiwatana (THA) / S Ratiwatana (THA)

COURT 1 start 6:30 pm
A Bedene (SLO) vs [4] S Wawrinka (SUI)

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