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Tel Aviv Open: Cilic into semi-finals after Broady withdraws

Marin Čilić benefited from the forfeit of Liam Broady on Friday night and will face the winner of the match between Frenchman Constant Lestienne and American Maxime Cressy, the No 4 seed, in the next round

Marin Cilic forehand Marin Cilic | © Zuma / Panoramic

Croat Marin Cilic, the second seed, advanced to the semi-finals of the Tel Aviv Open after qualifier Liam Broady withdrew before the match on Friday night at Expo Tel Aviv.

Cilic, ranked No 16, will play Frenchman Constant Lestienne, who edged out American Maxime Cressy, the No 4 seed, next.

Ahead of his victory, the 34-year-old Croat edged out Austrian wildcard Dominic Thiem (6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4).

Broady, ranked No 174, won against Serb wildcard Hamad Medjedovic (7-5, 6-3) and Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 5 seed (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) in the previous rounds of the Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv ATP 250, other last eight results (Expo Tel Aviv, USD 949.475, most recent results first):

  • Constant Lestienne beat Maxime Cressy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
  • Novak Djokovic vs. Vasek Pospisil
  • Arthur Rinderknech vs. Roman Safiullin

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