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Shanghaï Rolex Masters – Loss in the Opening Round Against Compatriot Ivo Karlovic

For the first time in their career meetings, Marin lost against Ivo Karlovic and it happened in the opening round at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Karlovic won by 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (2) and got some revenge for losses in their two previous encounters.
“It’s always a gamble with him, it’s tricky to play against Ivo. The match was decided by a few points in the tie-breaker of the third set that Ivo played very well. It was high-quality match on both sides, I think that the crowd enjoyed the match“, Marin said.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 06: Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reacts during his match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during the day 2 of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 6, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

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