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Cilic, Cuevas reach semifinals of Croatia Open
Third-seeded Marin Cilic, qualifier Pablo Cuevas reach semifinals of Croatia Open
Associated Press
2014-07-26 03:01 AM

UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Third-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Croatia Open.

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to become the first qualifier in the event's semifinals since Viktor Troicki in 2007.

Cilic hit 10 aces and converted five break points for his 15th straight win at home in just over an hour. Cilic won this tournament in 2012 and reached the 2011 final.

Fifth-seeded Rosol won his first game at the start of the second set, but Cilic broke again at 3-2 and cruised to victory.

Cuevas hit 12 aces for his sixth straight win in Umag, including three qualifying rounds.

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