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CILIC STOPPED BAUTISTA AGUT FROM REACHING THE SEMIS IN ST. PETERSBURG

29.10.2021, 19:16 #News

The Croat Marin Cilic didn’t let the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut reach the semis at StPetersburg Open 2021. In a 3-set thriller which lasted 2 hrs and 33 mins he prevailed over the Spaniard 6/4, 3/6, 6/4.

The Croat aced 15 times, Agut just 2Cilic finished this battle with an ace.

 

“Today was a difficult match mentally and very different from yesterday. This last game proved it. In the first two points I just missed a forehand here and there and then hit a great forced serve. During the match there were lots of ups and downs and I didn’t have a great rhythm, but I felt that I shall continue making chances and that I have to stay mentally in the match. 

We always had great battles, the last two matches of five sets and all our matches are always difficult. You could see that in the second set Roberto started to play much better, got the break back and it was one of the longest games in my career, maybe the longest one. I think it was around 20 mins. I dropped my serve there but then I kept hanging in there mentally”, – the Croat shared his thoughts after the match.

 

Cilic’s next opponent will be the winner of the match Andrey Rublev (Russia) v. Botik van de Zandschulp (Netherlands).

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