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French Open: Marin Cilic stuns Daniil Medvedev to match his best-ever exhibiting at Roland Garros

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Former US Open champion Marin Cilic took followers down reminiscence lane because the 33-year-old knocked out World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in straight units within the males’s singles 4th-round match on Monday, May 30. Cilic matched his best-ever exhibiting on the Roland Garros with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 win over Medvedev in a one-sided match in an hour and 45 minutes on the Philippe Chatrier.

Cilic, who had final reached the quarter-final on the French Open in 2018, appeared switched on from the phrase go as he broke Medvedev’s serve twice in every of the three units to wrap up a fast match in Paris. Cilic rolled again the clock, showcasing gorgeous court docket protection and used all his expertise to ensure he by no means allowed a approach again to Medvedev, who’s competing on the clay-court Grand Slam beneath a impartial flag.

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Cilic, a former World No. 3, had received the US Open in 2014 and reached the ultimate of the Australian Open 2018 and the ultimate of Wimbledon in 2017, however is but to play within the remaining Sunday within the French Open. After having ousted Giles Simon and Medvedev, Cilic will face seventh seed Andrey Rublev within the quarter-final later this week.

“One of the best matches of my career, from start to finish. I really enjoyed being out here.

“These final 10-15 days had been nice for me. Very constant tennis. Against guys like Daniil Medvedev, you need to maintain the extent. You must be actually targeted to maintain going at that stage,” Cilic said after his victory on Monday.

“One of the most effective matches of my profession from begin to end.”@cilic_marin, take a bow #RolandGarros

— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 30, 2022

Cilic received a staggering 90 % factors on his first serve towards an error-prone Medvedev who hit as many as 5 double faults.

Medvedev had conceded within the lead-up to the French Open that clay will not be his strongest floor. The reigning US Open champion, who reached the quarter-final at Roland Garros final yr, had headed into the clay season on the again of a 6-week damage layoff.

Earlier within the day, 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was ousted within the males’s singles 4th spherical by 19-year-old Holger Rune who grew to become the primary Danish man to succeed in the Roland Garros quarter-finals.