Stan Wawrinka beats Marin Cilic to win Geneva Open title

ABS-CBN Sports on May 22, 2016 10:39 AM
Stan Wawrinka beats Marin Cilic to win Geneva Open title
(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
GENEVA (AP) — Stan Wawrinka warmed up for his French Open title defense by winning the Geneva Open on Saturday, beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (11) in the final.

The top-seeded Swiss took his second match-point chance in a long tiebreaker when the third-seeded Croatian sent a backhand long.

Wawrinka had trailed 3-0 in the tiebreaker, after losing his first two points on serve, and saved four set points for Cilic.

The 31-year-old Wawrinka won his 14th career singles title and his first in Switzerland after more than a decade of competing at Gstaad, Basel and now Geneva.

Wawrinka, ranked No. 4, got his first title on clay since winning at Roland Garros last year. He opens next week against Lukas Rosol. Wawrinka beat the Czech in Geneva on Friday.

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