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By Adrianna Outlaw | Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Marin Cilic

Maric Cilic broke serve four times dispatching Tommy Paul 7-5, 6-3 to cruise into the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals for the fourth time.

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Moscow is Marin Cilic's comfort zone.

Today, Cilic made things uncomfortable for Tommy Paul.

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The sixth-seeded Cilic broke serve four times dispatching Paul 7-5, 6-3 to cruise into the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals.

Cilic pounded Paul's second serve winning 20 of 27 points played on the second delivery.

The two-time Kremlin Cup champion improved to 13-2 lifetime in Moscow. Cilic will face either fourth-seeded Filip Krajinovic or Spaniard Pedro Martinez for a semifinal spot.

World No. 41 Cilic is playing for his fourth straight Moscow semifinal.

Earlier, Australian John Millman fended off qualifier Illya Marchenko 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

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The 58th-ranked Millman moved into his fifth quarterfinal of the season. Millman awaits either third-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov or compatriot James Duckworth in the quarterfinals.

American Mackenzie McDonald beat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-4 to set up a round of 16 meeting with Gilles Simon.


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