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Queen’s: Cilic defeats qualifier Ruusuvuori to move into last four

Marin Cilic defeated Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Friday evening. He’ll face Serb Filip Krajinovic in the next round

Marin Cilic at Queens 2022 Marin Cilic plays a forehand against Alexander Bublik (KAZ) (Panoramic)

Croat Marin Cilic, the No 7 seed, reached the last four of the Queen’s by winning against Finnish qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6 (2), 6-4 at Queen’s Club in London on Friday evening.

Cilic, ranked No 17, will play Serb Filip Krajinovic next.

Ahead of his victory, the 33-year-old Croat edged out wildcard Liam Broady (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) and beat Kazakh Alexander Bublik (7-6 (6), 7-5).

Ruusuvuori, ranked No 56, beat French qualifier Quentin Halys (6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4) and defeated wildcard Jack Draper (6-2, 7-6 (2)) earlier in the tournament.

London ATP 500, other last 8 results (Queen’s Club, grass, EUR 2.275.275, most recent results first):

  • Filip Krajinovic beat Ryan Peniston (WC): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Matteo Berrettini (2) beat Tommy Paul: 6-4, 6-2
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: 6-2, 6-4

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