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Cilic to vie for third Zagreb title

2:18 PM, Feb 9, 2013   |    comments
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Zagreb, Croatia (Sports Network) - Top-seed Marin Cilic will attempt to win a third title at the Zagreb Indoors tennis event after rallying to beat reigning champion Mikhail Youzhny in the semifinals on Saturday.

Cilic, the 2009 and 2010 Zagreb champ, posted a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over the third-seeded Youzhny.

The 24-year-old Croat will face Jurgen Melzer in Sunday's final. The fourth- seeded Austrian topped Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

Cilic is 8-7 all-time in title matches, while Melzer will appear in his 12th final. Three of Melzer's four titles have been won on indoor courts.

The world No. 12 Cilic owns a 6-2 record in head-to-head meetings with Melzer.

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