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Stan Wawrinka - Marin Cilic
French Open men - 7 June 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic live with Eurosport. The match starts at 13:00 on 7 June 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 6-1 Cilic Cilic is trying his best and gets to 30-all, but Wawrinka hares - well for him - into the net, puts away a backand volley, and falls. He's fine though, and SEALS HIS PLACE IN THE SEMIS WITH A SECOND SERVE ACE! That was a brilliant performance to which Cilic had no answer, hour 40 minutes and done - he'll play Murray or Nishikori next.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 5-1 Cilic If Wawrinka wins here, he'll be the oldest man to reach the semis since Jimmy Connors, but he'll have to serve for it; Cilic pulls out a love-hold.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 5-0 Cilic Cilic is going to have a long night; this has been an absolute hiding.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 4-0 Cilic And there's the double-break. This has been an excellent display from yon Stanimal.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 3-0 Cilic Straightforward hold for Stan, who is very nearly there. Cilic has neither prayer nor clue.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 6-3 2-0 Cilic Cilic looks wounded by those first two sets - he was outclassed, basically - and when the crowd start Mexican waving, old Stan joins in. And he's quickly two points away from a break ... but from 0-40 Cilic gets back to 30-40 ... only to weakly succumb.

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SET WAWRINKA! One hour and 15 minutes. Wawrinka in total control of this match. 6-3 6-3. Another break of serve does the job. Looks like he has too much for Cilic on this surface. Is the 2015 champion heading for a repeat of his semi-final with Andy Murray last year at Roland Garros? Certainly looks that way. Also has the advantage of serving first in this third set.

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A superb little disguised drop shot by Wawrinka carries him 40-15 clear in the eighth game before Cilic pulls a forehand wide from deep. Careless stuff really from Cilic with another unforced error. Wawrinka needing one more game to seal the second set.

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They say it is never a break until you hold your own serve. And Wawrinka has responded to dropping serve by breaking right back for a 4-3 lead. He punches the air in delight after making up for his earlier lapse. Nice conditions for tennis out there, and Wawrinka clearly enjoying himself.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 3-3 Cilic Cilic gets to 15-30, but then a couple of wild, desperate swings give Wawrinka game-point when all he did was get a couple of serves in. They end up at deuce, and Cilic then produces a brilliant backhand down the line to bring up a break-point. He must, must convert this. He does!

 

Wawrinka 6-3 3-2 Cilic Cilic is doing his best, holding easily, but needs to try something on Wawrinka's serve. What, I'm not sure.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 3-1 Cilic Yet another easy hold for Wawrinka; he'll be home soon.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 2-1 Cilic Shonuff, Wawrinka breaks to lurve, sealing it with a murderous forehand return. He is far, far too good for Cilic; how on earth did he finagle a Slam, anywyay?

 

Wawrinka 6-3 1-1 Cilic Well yes he can! At 15-30, he's beaten by a lovely backhand, but then wins a rally from the back to bring up a break-point; it's gone as quickly as it came. Eventually, Wawrinka seals the game with two lovely forehands.

 

Wawrinka 6-3 0-1 Cilic Easy hold for Cilic, but as we know, that really isn't the thing. Can he do anything but try and hang on for a tie-break?

 

Wawrinka 6-3 Cilic Wawrinka is so relaxed out there, and he dashes through the game to love. It's hard to see what Cilic can do about this one.

 

Wawrinka 5-3 Cilic Cilic is coming forward a bit now, looking to dictate points behind his serve. But he nets looking to finish the game with a drive-volley, and that's deuce; if Wawrinka can break, he'll serve first in the second set. He can't, and will have to serve his way into the lead.

 

Wawrinka 5-2 Cilic No he can't. Another hold to 15, and Cilic will have to serve to stay in the first set.

 

Wawrinka 4-2 Cilic A drop-shot from Cilic has Wawrinka slipping and sliding - he;s playing a bit better now, but can he make an impression with his returns?

 

Wawrinka 4-1 Cilic Another straightforward hold for Wawrinka. He's rolling into form very nicely indeed; I wonder if his attack everything tactic could work against Nadal.

 

Wawrinka 3-1 Cilic Cilic spanks a forehand winner from the baseline - perhaps that'll fire him. And he gets himself on the board with a typically monstrous ace.

 

Wawrinka 3-0 Cilic One-way traffic here. Wawrinka is playing nicely and Cilic has nothing for him.

 

Wawrinka 2-0 Cilic At 30-all, Cilic is under a little pressure, and ends up having to play a deuce. Basically, he's just less good than Wawrinka, so needs to keep the points as short as possible; he can't, and is broken immediately. Wawrinka is finding really nice angles, especially on the backhand.

 

Wawrinka 1-0 Cilic Loose backhand from Wawrinka gives Cilic break-point, saved with a thunderous first serve. He then closes the game out nicely.

 

Wawrinka to serve...

 
 

Cilic and Wawrinka are warming up.