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Djokovic beats Cilic to win China Open final

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic has won the China Open title with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

The second-seeded Serbian broke Cilic’s serve in the sixth game and again in the eighth to take the first set following a 90-minute rain delay.

The second set was a far more mixed affair, with each breaking the other’s serve three times to force the tiebreak. That too was close but Cilic struggled to keep up, and his return at 6-4 went wide, handing Djokovic the win on Sunday.

The third-ranked Djokovic’s path to the title was eased by Cilic’s upset victory over top-seeded Rafael Nadal in Saturday’s semifinal.

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