Marin Cilic wins in Zagreb again
Marin Cilic claimed his third PBZ Zagreb Indoors crown with an impressive victory over Jurgen Melzer.
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The Croatian, the winner here in 2009 and 2010, eased past Austrian Melzer 6-3 6-1 in just 67 minutes.
Cilic, the top seed, claimed the opening set on a solitary break and broke a further three times in the second as Melzer's erratic game fell apart.
The world number 12 did not face a break point in the contest as he secured the ninth title of his career.
Cilic said: "Most of my game was working extremely well. My returns were really good and I had a read on almost all of his serves. I took my chances and defended well. Overall, I played a great match from beginning to the end."
Melzer admitted the better man had won.
"He was the better player today," he said. "I needed it to be close at 4-4, 5-5 in the first set to give me confidence. That didn't happen and he ran away with it.
"I felt like I was hitting the ball really well at the beginning, but he hit the ball even better.
"He deserved the victory."