Murray, Cilic reach finals of big Wimbledon tuneup

June 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- Andy Murray and Marin Cilic advanced Saturday to the finals of the Queens Club in London, a grass-court Wimbledon tuneup event.

The top-seeded Murray rallied to beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and defending champion Cilic also needed three sets to get by Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

The tournament was delayed by rain and both matches were played at the same time in order to complete them before nightfall.

Cilic broke Hewitt twice in the third set to advance. Hewitt is a four-time Queens Club champion.

Murray, who defeated Tsonga in the 2011 Queens Club final, broke serve twice in the third set.

The Scotsman appeared to have the advantage over Cilic heading into Sunday's final. Murray is 8-1 lifetime against Cilic.

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