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Marin Cilic crashes out of Barclona Open

Marin Cilic crashes out of Barclona Open

Marin Cilic

The reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic crashed out of the Barcelona open on Tuesday. He lost to Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 6-4,6-4.
Estrella broke Cilic four times on the outdoor red clay, stealing his serve to go ahead 5-4 in the second set, and finishing off the ninth-ranked Croat by holding serve to love. Estrella, who had won only one match in his last five tournaments, celebrated after placing a long forehand out of Cilic’s reach on match point.

The 26-year-old Cilic is playing just his third tournament of the season after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. As the fourth seed, he had a bye in the first round.

”I was not too happy with the way I played,” Cilic said. ”I made a lot of unforced errors. I feel I still need several matches to get my form to a good stage.”
Estrella ranked 53rd, last year became the first Dominican to finish a season in the top 100.

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