The seventh racket of the world, Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic, defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the third round of the Slam in Melbourne – 4/6, 3/6, 7/1, 7/6 (8), 6/3.
For 4 hours and 18 minutes of the match, Marin made eight aces and four breaks, having made a mistake five times when serving. Whereas Fernando filed 27 times and blew three break points, making five double faults.
Through personal meetings of opponents was 10: 6 in favor of the Croat. In the fourth round of the tournament, Cilic will play against Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut.