Cilic battles back to sail into quarters

Aided by 19 aces, the world number six eventually triumphed 4-6 6-3 6-3.

Marin Cilic celebrates at Queen's Club   -  Getty Images

Top seed Marin Cilic rallied from a set down to book his place in the last eight of the Fever-Tree Championships.

Up against Gilles Muller in the late match on Centre Court at Queen's Club on Wednesday, Cilic initially struggled against a player he had beaten in their previous three meetings.

However, aided by 19 aces, the world number six eventually triumphed 4-6 6-3 6-3, extending his winning streak against Muller to set up a meeting with Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals.

"I got the break and things opened up a little bit more for me," said Cilic. "I started, from that point, to play a little bit better and even made a few extra returns, putting pressure all the time on him. I was quite solid.

"I'm really happy with the way I pulled it from one set down."

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