Cilic out but Del Potro makes it through in the Californian desert
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 13/03/18 11:47pm
Highlights as Philipp Kohlschreiber pushed Marin Cilic around the court with pinpoint accuracy en route to a fine victory
Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second seed Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4 to advance to the last 16 of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Tuesday.
Cilic, runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, only managed to put 51 per cent of his first serves in play and was unable to convert any of his four break-point opportunities as the German recorded his seventh victory over Cilic in 11 career meetings.
Kohlschreiber spoke with host Marcus Buckland and Annabel Croft following his win over Cilic
The tournament’s No 31 seed will next face Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who advanced earlier on Tuesday after his countryman Gael Monfils was forced to retire from their match due to back pain.
Juan Martin del Porto continued his resurgence with victory over David Ferrer
Juan Martin del Potro made it five straight wins over tenacious Spaniard David Ferrer to advance to the next round in the Californian desert.
The sixth seed continued his fine start to 2018 after victory at the Mexican Open in Acapulco last weekend with a hard-fought 6-4 7-6 (7-3) success in one hour and 46 minutes.
He looked unusually subdued. In the first set he was pretty wound-up by all those break point opportunities, it took him 11 before he finally secured a break. But he just looked to be slightly moppy out there I thought. Having said that, he is really popular. He saved his best tennis for that tie-break.
Annabel Croft on Del Potro
“I beat a great fighter [in Ferrer],” said Del Potro, who will take on fellow Argentine Leonardo Mayer in the next round. “I’m so glad to beat one of the tougher guys on tour.
“I need to play even better than today [against Mayer]. He’s a good player. We know each other well, he’s a friend of mine, so it’s going to be a special match to me but I will try to do my best.”
Del Potro spoke with Marcus Buckland and Annabel Croft following his win against Ferrer
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