Croatia’s number one tennis player Marin Čilić has advanced through to the quarter-final of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Monday.
Čilić, who is the tournament’s 7th seed, was leading Kevin Anderson 6-3, 3-0 when the South African retired with a muscle injury.
After Čilić had claimed a break in the second set Anderson decided that he could not carry on and handed the Croatian the win.
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Čilić is aiming to win his second Grand Slam of his career in Paris, after winning the US Open and will face the winner of the Stan Wawrinka- Gael Monfils match up.
Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, qualifier Petra Martić’s run came to an end today when she fell to the 5th seed Elina Svitolina in a close encounter 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Martić was up 5-2 in the deciding set but could not close out the match.