Quantcast


Last updated: October 28. 2013 12:36PM - 960 Views
Associated Press



Feliciano Lopez of Spain serves the ball to Bernard Tomic of Australia during the BNP Masters indoor tennis tournament at Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Feliciano Lopez of Spain serves the ball to Bernard Tomic of Australia during the BNP Masters indoor tennis tournament at Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) In his first match since returning from a four-month doping ban, Marin Cilic beat Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Paris Masters.


The Croatian served 22 aces and hit 42 winners to only 17 for Sijsling.


Cilic tested positive for a banned stimulant in May but claimed he had not intended to ingest it in a glucose tablet bought at a pharmacy.


Feliciano Lopez, Lukas Rosol, Robin Haase and Santiago Giraldo also advanced to the next round.


Lopez outlasted Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (1). The Spaniard failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set but he recovered in the tiebreaker of the third set by winning the last six points.


Rosol beat Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4, Haase defeated Denis Istomin 7-6 (8), 6-3, and Giraldo edged wild card Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.


Associated Press
Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com