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Tel Aviv Open: Cilic denies Thiem to reach quarter-finals
Marin Čilić edged out Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday evening and will face the winner of the match between Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 5 seed, and qualifier Liam Broady in the next round
Croat Marin Čilić, the second seed, edged out Austrian wildcard and former US Open champion Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the Tel Aviv Open at Expo Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening.
Čilić, ranked No 16, will play the winner of the match between Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 5 seed, and qualifier Liam Broady next.
In the previous round of the Tel Aviv, Thiem, ranked No 173, edged out Serb Laslo Djere (5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4).
Tel Aviv ATP 250, other second-round matches (Expo Tel Aviv, USD 1.019.855, most recent results first):
- Novak Djokovic vs. Pablo Andujar : Thursday
- Edan Leshem vs. Vasek Pospisil : Thursday
- Diego Schwartzman vs. Arthur Rinderknech : Thursday
- Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Liam Broady : Thursday
- Constant Lestienne vs. Emil Ruusuvuori : Thursday
- Maxime Cressy (4) beat Sebastian Korda: 6-4, 6-4
- Roman Safiullin beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-1, 6-4