2018 runner-up Cilic gets past McDonald of US

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 16, 2019 02:07 PM
2018 runner-up Cilic gets past McDonald of US
Croatia's Marin Cilic serves to United States' Mackenzie McDonald during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marin Cilic capped a 25-ace performance with a pair to serve out a second-round victory at the Australian Open, beating 81st-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4.

Cilic was the runner-up here to Roger Federer last year and is seeded No. 6 this time.

Cilic hasn't lost at Melbourne Park to anyone ranked as low as McDonald since 2007.

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