Cilic through to the second round in Basel

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Marin Cilic was not troubled by Denis Shapovalov and progressed into the next round of the Swiss Indoors tournament after a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Young Canadian Denis Shapovalov proved no match for experienced Marin Cilic. The Croatian was off to a quick start with a 4-0 lead. Only at this point did Shapovalov manage to get on the score. Continuing into the second set, World No. 6 further showcased his dominance. At this point the young Canadian wilted even further. In the end his 23 unforced errors wrapped up a routine victory for the Croatian in just one hour and 15 minutes.

In the next round World No. 6 will face Romanian qualifier Marius Copil. Previously, the Croatian won the tournament in Basel in 2016. Marin Cilic can still seal a spot for the ATP Finals in the event he wins the title in Basel again this year.