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Cilic Moves into Zagreb Quarterfinals

(February 7, 2013) Marin Cilic of Croatia is looking to claim his third title in his home event – the Zagreb Indoors. Cilic won the tournament in 2009 and 2010. The top seed moved into the quarterfinals on Thursday by defeating Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2.

“I am very pleased with the way I played,” said Cilic who fired 11 aces past his opponent.

Cilic will face another Slovenian in Blaz Kavcic next. He upset six seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 3-6, 7-6 (2).

In another upset on the day, Robin Haase of the Netherlands topped fifth seed Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

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RESULTS – THURSDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] M Cilic (CRO) d G Zemlja (SLO) 62 63
[4] J Melzer (AUT) d [PR] S Devvarman (IND) 16 76(5) 62
R Haase (NED) d [5] M Klizan (SVK) 62 46 64
B Kavcic (SLO) d [6] M Baghdatis (CYP) 36 76(2) 64
I Dodig (CRO) d I Karlovic (CRO) 76(2) 67(2) 63
L Rosol (CZE) d F Cipolla (ITA) 64 26 63
[Q] P Petzschner (GER) d *[LL] D Marcan (CRO) 63 64

*[LL] D Marcan (CRO) replaced [2] A Seppi (ITA) – illness

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d [Alt] A Bedene (SLO) / J Pospisil (CZE) 57 63 12-10
P Marx (GER) / F Mergea (ROU) d M Baghdatis (CYP) / M Youzhny (RUS) walkover (Baghdatis – foot)
[Alt] F Cipolla (ITA) / S Devvarman (IND) d B Becker (GER) / L Rosol (CZE) 62 62

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 2013

CENTRE COURT start 12:45 pm
L Rosol (CZE) vs [4] J Melzer (AUT)
R Haase (NED) vs [Q] P Petzschner (GER)

Not Before 5:45 PM
[3] M Youzhny (RUS) vs I Dodig (CRO)
[1] M Cilic (CRO) vs B Kavcic (SLO)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
[Alt] F Cipolla (ITA) / S Devvarman (IND) vs [2] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK)
[4] J Melzer (AUT) / P Petzschner (GER) vs I Dodig (CRO) / M Pavic (CRO) – TBA – After Suitable Rest

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