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Marin Cilic beat Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros.

Marin Cilic beat Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros.

The great adventure of Marin Cilic continues. The Croatian started at the age of 33 in what looks a bit like a second career, and is in the process of raising his head high at Roland Garros this year after two tough final seasons in terms of results. In an all-new ambitious suit, the Russian striker, Andrei Rublev, on Wednesday beat the Russian striker, Andrei Rublev, in five sets (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6). [2]She will play her first semi-final at Porte d’Auteuil on Friday.

In a match between two players who prepared behind their confrontation, which would save time and times again throughout the match, Andrei Rublev scored 78% of points behind the first ball, while Cilic collected 30 aces at the end, a logical victory. , back to the more aggressive and daring of the two.

The super-half, the third in the tournament in the men’s draw, was ultimately a perfect summary of a match in which the Croatian tried and crushed much more than the Russian (88 winning shots against 35, 71 unforced errors against 31). In two volleys of forehands on the Russian’s second serve, Cilic had the happy audacity in a decisive match that he led brilliantly, before setting the ball with a high backhand, to tame Andrey Rublev, as he had already done at the Australian Open. general.

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Cilic in the semi-finals of all Grand Slam tournaments

Here is Cilic in the semi-finals at Roland Garros, which few experts expected, as the Croatian seemed to live a little for a year and a half. Here he is, above all, completing his own record, becoming the fifth active player to reach the semi-finals of all Grand Slams (with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray) and the first Croatian player in history to achieve such a record. The result is the performance.

Dynamic, stimulating, physically sharp, and once again brilliant at a change of forehand, Marin Cilic appears to be reborn on Parisian soil. He’s now waiting to find out his next opponent, between Casper Rudd and Holger Ron, who are facing each other in a night session on Wednesday.