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Marin Cilic - Alex De Minaur
US Open men - 2 September 2018

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CILIC HAS DONE IT! The Croatian has come back from two sets down to win 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5! But this match was largely about De Minaur. A star has been born. The young Australian is the story here. He'll be disappointed not to have closed this out, but what a performance. What a talent. He'll be back.

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*CILIC 6-5 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): The pressure shifts back on to the young Australian as Cilic does a good job of holding serve rather comfortably. Are we destined for a tie break?

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CILIC 5-5 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, -3, 6-4): This could be something really special if De Minaur pulls this off. He has leveled up the deciding set.

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*CILIC 5-4 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): SENSATIONAL! De Minaur saves a sixth match point and then breaks Cilic himself. We are back in serve in this final set!

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CILIC 5-3 DE MINAUR* (6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6): This is just silly now. De Minaur saves FIVE match points. Two of those saves were sensational defence and now he has one more shot at Cilic!

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*CILIC 5-2 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): All of a sudden Cilic is just one game away from pulling off the comeback from two sets down. His serving in the past few games has been too strong for De Minaur.

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CILIC 4-2 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): And that could be the crucial breakthrough for Cilic! He brought up 0-40, lost two break points, but then took the final one.

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*CILIC 3-2 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3): Cilic saves a couple break points and then serves it out with some big deliveries. De Minaur gets a violation for racquet abuse after spurning one of the BPs.

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CILIC 2-2 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): An immediate response from Cilic! That was a bit of a sloppy game from De Minaur, with four errors including a double fault.

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*CILIC 1-2 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): The early break in the fifth and final set goes the way of De Minaur! A couple loose points from Cilic allowed him, sending a slak forehand beyond the baseline on break point.

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CILIC 1-1 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): And now it's Du Minaur's turn to serve out to love. This is a war of wills between these two men.

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*CILIC 1-0 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4): The momentum is undoubtedly with Cilic now. The Croatian holds to love, seeing out the service game with an ace down the T.

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WE'RE GOING TO A FIFTH SET! Cilic wins the fourth set 6-4. The Croatian has fought back on to level terms and now it's a one set shootout. De Minaur made some poor decisions in that final game.

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*CILIC 5-4 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): That was a chance for the young Australian. His attempted passing shot brought up 30-30, but Cilic saw it through. Still on serve.

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CILIC 4-4 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): Can you believe that? Cilic had FIVE break points there, but De Munaur saved them all with some really gutsy play. That game had everything.

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*CILIC 4-3 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): De Minaur pumped himself up at 30-30 after Cilic put one in the net. But Cilic then has the Australian on the run. He's starting to blow had after each point.

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CILIC 3-3 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): De Minaur is trying to up the pace of his play here. Is that to try and catch Cilic cold or is it because he's starting to feel some fatigue?

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*CILIC 3-2 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): Cilic holds serve once again before the change of ends. De Minaur won the first point, but some big serving, a couple winners and an overhead see Cilic close out.

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CILIC 2-2 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): We are racing through the games at the start of the fourth set. Cilic doesn't make an impression on the De Minaur serve just as De Minaur failed to make an impression on the Cilic serve before that.

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*CILIC 2-1 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): A very efficient hold of serve from Cilic, who has really found his serving flow over the past set or so. Much, much better from the Croatian.

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CILIC 1-1 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6, 6-3): A couple of comfortable holds from both players to start the fourth set. De Minaur's intensity just seems to have dropped from the first two sets.

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CILIC TAKES THE THIRD SET 6-3! Is that the start of the comeback from Cilic? He takes the third set 6-3. That was a much higher level from the Croatian.

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*CILIC 5-3 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6): De Minaur went aggressive in an attempt to break Cilic, but the Croatian does well to hold firm and passes the Australian at the net to hold serve.

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CILIC 4-3 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6): The young Australian grinds it out! Cilic had a couple of break points there, but De Minaur showed some great hands at the net to get out of trouble.

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*CILIC 4-2 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6): A strong hold for Cilic. His first serve percentage has improved a lot in this third set. That makes everything so much easier for the Croatian.

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CILIC 3-2 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6): My word, what a game that was from De Minaur. The Louis Armstrong Stadium is on their feet! De Minaur chased down a drop shot there and replied in kind. Nothing Cilic could do that about that.

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*CILIC 3-1 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6): That was a big hold for Cilic, who faced a break point there. The Croatian has found some greater depth on his groundstrokes in the past few games in this third set.

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CILIC 2-1 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6): Finally, a break for Cilic who now has a platform in this third set. De Minaur was just a little loose with a few shots there. Tension?

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*CILIC 1-1 DE MINAUR (4-6, 3-6). That looked like being a comfortable hold for Cilic, racing to 40-0. But De Minaur wins a couple points to apply some pressure. Cilic holds, though.

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CILIC 0-1 DE MINAUR* (4-6, 3-6): Good start to the third set by the Australian. Cilic needs to change things up here. This strategy and approach isn't working for him.

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DE MINAUR IS TWO SETS UP! Cilic is in big trouble here! This has been a nightmare for the Croatian. He's taking on too much too soon, making loads of errors and De Minaur has been great!

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CILIC 3-5 DE MINAUR* (4-6): Unbelievable defence from De Minaur! Cilic has the Australian on the run, but De Minaur hits a cross-court forehand and then hits into the empty court.

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*CILIC 3-4 DE MINAUR (4-6): De Minaur is two games away from taking a 2-0 lead in this match. The young Australian hasn't flinched yet, but Cilic is trying to build some momentum.

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*CILIC 1-4 DE MINAUR (4-6): Another service break for the 19-year-old! Cilic's game is all over the place. De Minaur is playing big tennis, but the errors are flowing from Cilic.

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CILIC 1-3 DE MINAUR* (4-6): And now a comfortable enough hold for De Minaur. Cilic's big hitting is just coming straight back at him.

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*CILIC 2-1 DE MINAUR (4-6): And there's the break for De Minaur to give him the edge in this second set. Cilic is in real trouble here. The young Australian isn't backing down.

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CILIC 1-1 DE MINAUR* (4-6): Cilic brings up a break point on the young Australian's serve, but De Minaur keeps his cool to level things up early on in the second set.

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DE MINAUR WINS THE FIRST SET 6-4! Is this another upset brewing on Louis Armstrong? De Minaur sees out the set with an ace and that sums up how emphatic he has been. Cilic is making too many unforced errors.

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*CILIC 4-5 DE MINAUR: Well, there's no doubt who the New York crowd are backing. De Minaur has their support, but Cilic holds to keep the first set alive.

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CILIC 3-5 DE MINAUR*: A rallying cry from De Minaur as he holds serve to consolidate the break! The Australian is a game away from taking the opening set.

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*CILIC 3-4 DE MINAUR: There we go! The first break of serve of the match and it goes the way of De Minaur! Is another big seed about to all on Louis Armsrtong! Still early.

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CILIC 3-3 DE MINAUR*: This is very impressive from the young Aussie. It takes a lot to out-hit Cilic from the baseline, but that's what De Minaur is doing, at least on his own serve.

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*CILIC 3-2 DE MINAUR: Good serving from Cilic sees him get through the service game, holding. It's still very humid in New York, even at this time of night.

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*CILIC 2-1 DE MINAUR: An immediate response from De Minaur. The teenager is doing quite well in absorbing the power coming at him from the other side of the court.

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CILIC 2-0 DE MINAUR*: Some big hitting from both men, with the Australian on the defence on his own serve. Cilic makes the first breakthrough and has a 2-0 lead.

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*CILIC 1-0 DE MINAUR: It's a hold of serve for the Croatian, but not before the Australian has had a look at the game. This bodes well for the competitiveness of this match.

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We're under way! Cilic to serve first on Louis Armstrong.

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Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the night session at the US Open. We'll be focussing on the match between Marin Cilic and Alex de Minaur. The two players are just walking out.