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.