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Cilic into Zagreb final

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:04

Croatian Cilic, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open before losing to Andy Murray, had just enough in his arsenal to fend off Austrian Melzer – another Murray victim in Melbourne.

Both players claimed a break of serve in the opening set before Cilic pinched the only break in the next to clinch a popular 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 victory.

In the final he will meet experienced German Michael Berrer, who is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 29.

Berrer, 65th in the world rankings, capitalised on a second serve which carried little threat to beat compatriot Philipp Petzschner 7-6 (8/6) 7-5.

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