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US Open 2018: Impressive Marin Čilić Breezes into 3rd Round

Marin Čilić in action at the US Open on Thursday (US Open/Official)

World number 7 Marin Čilić needed just over an hour to move into the third round of the US Open on Thursday. 

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz could only manage two games in the whole match as the Croatian showed his class in the 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 second round victory on the Grandstand court at Flushing Meadows. 

Čilić, who is a former US Open winner, hit 13 aces and won 82% of points on his first serve. The 29-year-old was in ominous form winning two sets in a row to love as his powerful baseline play created clean 34 winners. 

“It was one of those days when everything worked incredibly well,” the Croatian said after breezing through the match in just 79 minutes.

(US Open/Official)

Čilić will meet the 43rd-ranked Alex de Minaur from Australia in the third round. The match will be their first encounter. 

“This is where I have played my best tennis in my career so hoping to keep it going,” said Čilić.

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