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05.02.2014.

Marin Cilic in yet another quarterfinal

Marin Cilic in yet another quarterfinal Zagreb Indoors
Marin Cilic reached quarterfinal at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors for the fifth time after defeating Dusan Lajovic from Serbia in the second round on Wednesday by 6:4, 7:5. He won title here in three occasions and has now record 16-1 in last five attempts at this event.
"In wasn't an easy match. Lajovic played solid. I am not completely satisfied with my game, but it's victory that counts", Cilic said.
Cilic converted three out of ten break points with Lajovic doublefaulted twice on big points. First one was a set point when he served at 4:5 in the first set and the second one at 0:1 in the second set. A few minutes later Cilic was on his way to easy vicotry, having point for 5:1 lead, but it went a bit more complicated.
"My serve worked well, to both parts of the court. But some things were not perfect, there were a bit too many unforced errors, especially with forehand. I have to be more patient on Friday", Cilic said.
His next opponent will be either Ivo Karlovic or Ivan Dodig and that means that there will be one Croatian player in the semifinals. Asked who he would perefer to play against he answered:
"Against both of them! I would really not want to choose".
Along with Cilic there were two more seeded players in action on Wednesday. Igor Sijsling (8) prevailed against Blaz Kavcic by 6:7 (4), 6:3, 6:4, coming back from 1:3 in the third set. This is first tour-level victory for Dutchman in 2014, after losing in opening rounds in Brisbane, Auckland and at the Australian Open.
Lukas Rosol had an early exit, even though he came back in business in the second set against Dudi Sela from Israel, who served for the match at 5:4. Rosol managed to break back, forced the set to the tie-breaker, but it was Sela who won the match.