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By Chris Oddo | Sunday October 25, 2015

 
Marin Cilic Kremlin Cup

In a rematch of last year's Moscow final, Marin Cilic once again ousted Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-4, 6-4.

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Marin Cilic has defeated Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Moscow final for a second consecutive year, 6-4, 6-4. The victory marks Cilic’s 14th career title and first of 2015.

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“This tournament is becoming more and more special for me. To win it again really gives me huge satisfaction and big pleasure,” Cilic told the Moscow crowd after the final.

In a rematch of last year’s final very little separated the two combatants. Cilic saved all four break points he faced (two in each set) and made the most of his two break opportunities, converting each.

The Croatian moved ahead in the first set, breaking to 15 when a Bautista Agut forehand clipped the tape and sailed wide of the tram.

In the second set Cilic broke for 3-2 when a blistering forehand crosscourt eluded a net-rushing Bautista Agut.

The Spaniard earned two more break points to level in the next game, but he erred on a forehand on the first and Cilic hammered a backhand winner on the second.


Cilic improves to 14-9 in career finals with the win. He rises from No. 13 to No. 11 in the Race to London with the win, but is eliminated from the Top-8 as a result of Ferrer taking the title in Vienna.

 

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