• Cilic through to US Open quarterfinal

    9/3/12 11:25 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Cilic through to US Open quarterfinal Twelfth seed Marin Cilic advanced to his second US Open quarterfinal after upending Slovakia's Martin Klizan in straight sets. The Croatian moves on to face either world No. 4 Andy Murray or world No. 16 Milos Raonic in the next round.

    World No. 13 Marin Cilic is through to the final eight, having ousted World No. 52 Martin Klizan in straight sets. The 23-year-old converted seven of 10 break points en route to a 7-5, 6-4, 6-0 victory.

    After winning the 43-minute opening set, Cilic twice rallied from a break deficit in the second. Two set points came at 5-4 for the 12th seed, who took a two-sets-to-love edge as Klizan committed a volley error. Cilic continued the effort to break three times in the final set.

    "I’m very, very happy and thrilled to be back in the quarters," said Cilic. "The last two seasons since playing the semis at the Australian Open, I've been having lack of results at the Grand Slams. This just shows I had a really good summer, (playing) consistently.

    "I think what helped me the most was playing a lot of matches. I won two titles. Just kept me pushing, going and going after that kind of a game. But I was even working in the beginning of the season. Now just happy that I'm in the quarters."

    Cilic ended the round of 16 match with seven aces and 23 winners.

    He is scheduled to meet third seed Andy Murray or 15th seed Milos Raonic for a place in the semifinals.

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Cilic is through to the quarterfinals! I got see this match on the CBS Sports website online. Great stuff from Cilic!

Nativenewyorker , 9/4/12 12:18 AM

Yes NNY, I'm so happy for Marin, at least he passed the Klizan test. I've fallen asleep half way through the match, as it's 4am here. I watched the first one and a half sets and thought Marin was serving poorly, hardly making his first serves. I think Klizan is still an inexperienced player at the big stage and Marin is a bit more powerful than he is. I think Klizan can become a good player if he continues to play the way he plays.

luckystar , 9/4/12 2:30 AM


Neither guy was serving really well. First serve percentage was low for both. That is the only thing that I can see as a concern for Cilic moving on to the quarterfinals. But this is his best result in a slam in a long time. I think Cilic just had too much firepower for Klizan.

Nativenewyorker , 9/4/12 2:41 AM

I do like Cilic but I love Muzza! So I will be rooting for my Muzza!
I do not think anyone other than Muzza or Nole can stop the fake GOAT riding on the strength of his talent, belief, rigged draw and rigged schedule.
Go Muzza, Go!
I am praying for you! Go win your first slam!

holdserve , 9/4/12 3:52 AM

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