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2017 French Open: Marin Cilic breezes into quarterfinals post Kevin Anderson retiring due to injury

Croat Marin Cilic Eased His Way Into The Quarterfinals Of The French Open After His Opponent Kevin Anderson Retired Midway In The Second Set Owing To A Leg Injury.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 06 Jun 2017, 11:28:14 AM
Marin Cilic - File Photo

New Delhi:

Croat Marin Cilic eased his way into the quarterfinals of the French Open after his opponent Kevin Anderson retired midway in the second set owing to a leg injury.

On Monday, the big-serving Croat was on court for 48 minutes before South African Kevin Anderson retired because of a leg injury with Cilic leading 6-3, 3-0 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Cilic joins four other grand slam winners in the last eight but, while nine-times Roland Garros winner Rafa Nadal, holder Novak Djokovic, 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray make the headlines, Cilic barely gets a mention.

The unfancied seventh seed joined Spain's Nadal and Austrian Dominic Thiem in reaching the quarters without conceding a set and will next face Swiss Wawrinka, who he trails 11-2 in head-to-heads and has not beaten since 2010.

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First Published : 06 Jun 2017, 11:21:00 AM