Cilic Moves Into Stuttgart Second Round
The 32-year-old’s reward is a meeting against Nikoloz Basilashvili, after the fifth seed defeated Dustin Brown 6-3, 7-6(4). Basilashvili won 55 per cent (12/22) of points on the German’s second-serve and saved two set points in the second set at 4-5 and 5-6.
World No. 32 Ugo Humbert also progressed at the ATP 250 event, where Denis Shapovalov is the first seed, beating Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-1. The sixth seed won 64 per cent (14/22) of points behind his second-serve and broke the World. No. 44 four times.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, Lloyd Harris roared back from 2-4 down in the second set to move past Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5. The 24-year-old won 79 per cent (15/19) of points on his first-serve to set up an encounter against third-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.