Two-time champion Marin Cilic of Croatia kept his hopes alive as he came from behind to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6 6-2 6-2 and make the quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open ATP tennis tournament here on Thursday.
Fourth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic aced his way past World No.10 Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4, to set up a title clash with top seed Janko Tipsarevic who ended the dream run of Japanese qualifier Go Soeda 6-1, 6-4, in the Aircel Chennai Open here on Saturday.
Big-serving Milos Raonic of Canada did not dish out his best tennis today, but still he managed to book his place in the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open by defeating Israel`s Dudi Sela in straight sets here.
Considered one of the toughest campaigners in the tennis circuit, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic is looking forward to pairing up with Indian ace Leander Paes for the doubles event of the upcoming Aircel Chennai Open.
He could not even make the main draw in the last edition of the Aircel Chennai Open but this year Milos Raonic is optimistic of putting up a strong show at India`s only ATP event as he has progressed immensely in the last 12 months.