Umag, Croatia (Sports Network) - Second-seeded Croatian favorite Marin Cilic
defeated fourth-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers, 6-4, 6-2, to win the
Croatia Open on Sunday.
Cilic cruised through the draw without losing a set. His closest call came in
a 7-5, 6-2 victory over third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semi-finals on
Saturday, which avenged a loss to the Ukranian in last year's final.
The 23-year-old Cilic has now won two finals in as many months. He was the
runner-up at Munich, but captured his first career title on grass at the
Queen's Club last month.
Granollers, appearing in his first final of the season, defeated top-seeded
countryman Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 Saturday to reach the finals.
Cilic owns a 5-1 lifetime record against the 26-year-old Granollers.
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