Cilic, Granollers win at Sydney

 

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Sydney, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Seventh-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic dropped his first set, but rallied in the final two to take a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff at the Sydney International, a final hardcourt Australian Open tune-up.

Eight-seed Marcel Granollers was also a first-round winner on Tuesday at NSW Tennis Centre, defeating Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

France's Nicolas Mahut defeated American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (7-2), 7-5, while Czech Radek Stepanek beat Australian Samuel Groth 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky took down Argentinian Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-4, and Slovakian Blaz Kavcic cruised in a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.

Alexander Dolgopolov, also of Ukraine, beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin after the Frenchman retired after the first set.

This week's top seed is former U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro.

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