Cilic retains Kremlin Cup title, beating Bautista Agut

MOSCOW (AP) Marin Cilic retained his title at the Kremlin Cup, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in a repeat of last year's final–and the same score.

The big-hitting Croatian came under pressure in the early stages but soon took control, breaking Bautista Agut's serve at 3-3 before closing out the first set.

Cilic went a break up at 2-2 in the second before saving two break points in the next game to hold his advantage.

It is the 14th career title for Cilic, while Spain's Bautista Agut drops to a 2-3 record in tour finals.

It was the first final for both players since they met last year in Moscow.

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