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Cilic rallies for opening-round win in Memphis

7:14 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Marin Cilic outlasted Ivan Dodig in three sets on Monday at the $1.212 million U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

The top-seeded Cilic rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

In a battle between Americans Rhyne Williams and Steve Johnson, it was Williams who came away with the 7-6, (7-4), 6-4 victory in 1 hour, 31 minutes,

Meanwhile, Poland's Lukasz Kubot popped 11 aces and fought past American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) in 2 hours, 37 minutes and 20 seconds.

This week's second seed is last week's San Jose winner Milos Raonic, who was last year's Memphis runner-up to Jurgen Melzer. Raonic has been the runner-up the last two years in Memphis.

The 2013 Memphis champ will claim $291,800.

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