ATP Umag- Sijsling v Cilic
Marin Cilic wasn’t able to defend his Vegeta Croatia Open Umag title in 2013 but the home hope is leading the Croatian charge in Umag two years later. He opens his ATP Umag campaign against Igor Sijsling.
Sijsling, the world no. 76, defeated Julian Reister 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 6-2 to set up the clash with Cilic in the second round in Umag. The Dutch player was on the verge of cracking the top 50 in February but is now back down at 76.
That career high was a result of Sijsling’s surprising run to the semifinals of the 500 event in Rotterdam where he defeated Mikhail Youzny, Michael Berrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber – much to the delight of the home fans – before falling to none other than Cilic in the semifinals.