Cilic advances in Cincinnati; Donald Young loses 17th straight match
August 13, 2012 · Print This Article
Cincinnati Masters—Mason, Ohio
No. 12 seed Marin Cilic overcame 11 aces and a rain-delay on Monday to defeat Sergiy Stakovsky in first-round action at the Cincinnati Masters. Prevailing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, Cilic won 77 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on four occasions to capture his second straight win over the Ukrainian.
Needing one hour and 57 minutes to advance, Cilic will next face Jesse Levine, who defeated Donald Young 6-4, 7-6(2). Young lost his 17th straight match on Tour, and has not advanced past the first-round of any Tour event since February. The 23-year-old Amercian now stands at 2-20 on the year.
Elsewhere, Alexandr Dolgopolov suffered a shocking loss to Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 6-1, while Brian Baker, Yen-Hsun Lu, Pablo Andujar and Andreas Seppi all reached the second-round.
Tuesday’s action in Cincinnati will feature Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.