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Tennis: Djokovic rallies to beat Cilic

World number two Novak Djokovic rallied against red-hot Marin Cilic, beating the Croatian 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Cilic, who won two tournaments and reached the final of another in February, raced to a 5-0 lead against the former world number one from Serbia in just 20 minutes and wrapped up the first set in less than half an hour. But Djokovic, who won the Indian Wells title in 2008 and 2011, kept his cool, and didn't face a break point in taking the second and third sets.

Tennis: Sloppy Djokovic advances at Indian Wells

World number two Novak Djokovic shook off a mid-match lapse to beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday and reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters. Djokovic, who lifted the trophy in the California desert in 2008 and 2011, was playing the 91st-ranked Colombian for the first time. He appeared to be cruising toward a win until a sloppy spell late in the second set saw Gonzalez break for a 5-3 lead and win the next game to bring the match level.

Tennis: Red-hot Cilic downs Anderson for Delray crown

Croatia's Marin Cilic defeated former champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa in three sets on Sunday to win the ATP Delray Beach Open and notch his second title in three weeks. Cilic, seeded seventh, defeated fourth-seeded Anderson 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (7/9), 6-4 to notch his ATP Tour leading 18th match victory of the year. He added another title to the Zagreb trophy he claimed earlier this month. He also reached the final in Rotterdam last week.

Cilic continues hot run of form in Delray Beach

(Reuters) - Marin Cilic's run of red-hot form continued on Sunday as he beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 6-7 6-4 to win the Delray Beach Open title. Cilic was playing in his third consecutive final, having lost in Rotterdam last week after winning the title in Zagreb two weeks ago. The 25-year-old Croatian was pushed to the limit in a topsy-turvy match of powerful serves that lasted a little over three hours.

Tennis: Anderson eyes second Delray Beach ATP title

Former champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa booked a return to the Delray Beach ATP final Saturday, where he'll face Croatia's Marin Cilic for the crown. Fourth seeded Anderson defeated US qualifier Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-4 in a battle between two players who enjoyed standout careers in the US university ranks. Anderson avenged a loss to Johnson in Auckland this season, delivering 13 aces and breaking the American three times to secure the victory in 76 minutes.

Tennis: Isner battles, Cilic breezes into Delray semis

US second seed John Isner rallied Friday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open semi-finals, where he will try to deny Marin Cilic his third final in as many weeks. Big-serving Isner fired 18 aces in outlasting US qualifier Rhyne Williams 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 while Cilic, a seventh seed from Croatia, dispatched Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3. Cilic won his fourth career ATP crown on home soil at Zagreb two weeks ago and last week reached the Rotterdam final, losing to Czech Tomas Berdych.

Tennis: Steady Berdych credit's serve for Rotterdam win

Tomas Berdych credited his steady serve for helping him end a 16-month title drought with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Marin Cilic in the Rotterdam World Tennis on Sunday. The Czech Republic third seed could not contain his satisfaction after finally lifting a title. "It feels so amazing, it's been so long, To win the title here is a real bonus. I'm extremely happy with how I handled things throughout the week." The ATP number seven handed Croatia's unseeded Cilic his first loss after nine straight wins which took him to the Zagreb title a week ago.

Tennis: ATP World Tennis results

Results from the seventh and final day of the $1.3 million ATP World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday (x denotes seeding): Final Tomas Berdych (CZE x3) bt Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-4, 6-2 afp

Tennis: ATP World Tennis results

Results from the seventh and final day of the $1.3 million ATP World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday (x denotes seeding): Final Tomas Berdych (CZE x3) bt Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-4, 6-2 afp

Tennis: Cilic keeps up indoor momentum, Youzhny out

Marin Cilic followed up his weekend indoor title by beating Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday while former champion Mikhail Youzhny was bundled out at the Rotterdam World Tennis. The unseeded Cilic came to the Dutch port city fresh from a fourth title at home in Zagreb where he beat Tommy Haas. The former world number nine next plays fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Youzhny, seeded seventh, went down double breaks in both sets as the 2007 winner fell to Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-2, 6-2.
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