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Former Wimbledon finalist Cilic into Queen’s final eight

Into the quarter-finals – Croatia’s Marin Cilic returns throughout a straight units win over Alexander Bublik at Queen’s. Picture: AFP

LONDON: Marin Cilic made it into the final eight of the Queen´s grass-court event on Wednesday, with a 7-6 (8/6) 7-5 win over Alexander Bublik.

This occasion acts as a warm-up for Wimbledon the place Croatia´s Cilic went all the way in which to the ultimate in 2017 earlier than shedding to Roger Federer in straight units.

The 33-year-old Cilic has been in good type of late, advancing to the final 4 of this season´s French Open earlier than shedding to Casper Ruud.

However Denis Shapovalov, a Wimbledon semi-finalist final 12 months, was crushed within the first spherical at Queen´s on Wednesday, the sixth seed taking place in three units to Tommy Paul of america.

Paul took the primary set 6-4 just for Shapovalov to attract degree by taking the second set 6-2.

However Paul held his nerve to win the decider 6-4.

Finnish qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori beat Britain´s Jack Draper 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) to advance into the quarter-finals.

World quantity 56 Ruusuvuori was in tremendous kind, hitting 29 winners whereas forcing 9 break factors.

Defending champion Matteo Berrettini and three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka will attempt to be part of Cilic and Ruusuvuori within the final eight after they face Denis Kudla and world quantity 35 Paul on Thursday.

With no factors on supply at Wimbledon this summer time, as a result of resolution by the All England Membership to ban Russian and Belarussian opponents following Russia´s invasion of Ukraine, the Queen´s Membership occasion is considered one of final alternatives for gamers to spice up their rankings forward of the hard-court season.

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