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2014 IPTL Manila Day Two - Men's Singles Match: Marin Cilic (UAE Royals) beat Tomas Berdych (Singapore Slammers) *9 Photos*

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM



Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers plays a backhand against Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 29, 2014 in Manila, Philippines






RESULT


Marin Cilic continued his red-hot form giving his side an early lead by beating Tomas Berdych from Singapore Slammers. Cilic took an early lead by breaking Tomas in third game and extending his lead to 4-3 but Berdych made a good come back to square at 4-4. But another break of serve by Berdych helped Cilic defeat the Czech player by 6-4. UAE Royals lead 6-4 against Singapore Slammers.


Unlike the first day matches of International Premier Tennis League that started with the Mixed doubles and Legend’s Singles match, Day 2 starts right with most-awaited match with the current singles players Marin Cilic of UAE Royals taking on Tomas Berdych of Singapore Slammers. Cilic had earlier played Andy Murray of Manila Mavericks on the first day of IPTL in Manila while Tomas Berdych just played the doubles match and will be representing Singapore in what would be his first singles outing.

 

 








Tomas Berdych in action against Marin Cilic of Croatia (unseen) during the first leg of International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 November 2014.


























Patrick Rafter,Lleyton Hewitt and Joshua Eagle of the Singapore Slammers applaud Tomas Berdych as he plays Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 29, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.













Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers celebrates a point with his team bench against Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 29, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.













Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers plays a backhand against Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 29, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.













Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers stretches to play a backhand against Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 29, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.













Tomas Berdych reacts in in a match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during the first leg of International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 November 2014.























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