Marin Cilic made to work for Madrid Masters progression, but Grigor Dimitrov fails again

Marin Cilic - solid start to Madrid Masters

Marin Cilic moved into the second round of the Madrid Masters, but he had to save four match points first.

The Croatian was given a stiff test against Martin Klizan but was able to battle through and claim a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-0) win.

It was a marathon of a match at 2 hours 48 minutes, but Cilic will now face Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in round three.

Grigor Dimitorv still can’t gain any traction though after losing 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4) to qualifier Taylor Fritz, whose reward is a second round showdown with Novak Djokovic.

Elsewhere, Karen Khachanov overcame Juame Munar 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, and Gael Monfils was a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Andreas Seppi.

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