Croatia’s Marin Čilić has advanced through to the last 8 of the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters.
The No.5 seed was too good for No. 9 seed Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria winning in straight sets 7-6, 6-4 in just under two hours on Thursday.
After exchanging breaks early in the opening set, Čilić would come from behind in the tie-breaker to take the first set 7-6.
Čilić would take advantage of Dimitrov’s unforced errors to break in the opening game of the second set. The Croatian started to find his groove and limited his unforced errors in the second set, not giving Dimitrov any opportunities to break back and get into the game.
The world No.7 would have two match points at 5-3 which he could not convert but would serve out the match in the next game.
Čilić will meet the winner of the Novak Djoković and Damir Dzumhur match in the quarter-final.
Fellow Croatian Borna Ćorić will play his last 16 match against Dominic Thiem later on Thursday. In the doubles, Mate Pavić moved into the last 8 with his partner Oliver Marach on Thursday.