Open 13: Marin Cilic beats Benoit Paire to reach the final
Cilic would face either Tomas Berdych or Nick Kyrgios in the final on Sunday.
Croatian fourth seed Marin Cilic cruised into the final of the Open 13 by beating local favourite Benoit Paire 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 in Marseille on Saturday.
Cilic will take on either Czech second seed Tomas Berdych, or Australian Nick Kyrgios, in Sunday’s final. While Cilic conceded eight points on his service games in a one-sided first set, Paire’s first-serve percentage was only 33.
The Frenchman rediscovered his touch in the second set and Cilic lost focus in the tiebreak as the match went into a decider.
The former U.S. Open champion, however, regained his composure to break for 4-2 in the third set before wrapping it up on his first match point.