Umag, Croatia (Sports Network) - Top-seeded former champion Fernando
Verdasco and second-seeded Croatian favorite Marin Cilic were easy
quarterfinal winners Friday at the Croatia Open tennis event.
The Spanish lefthander Verdasco, who titled here in 2008, blew past Russian
wild card Andrey Kuznetsov 6-2, 6-2, while last year's Umag runner-up Cilic
popped eight aces in handling American Wayne Odesnik 6-4, 6-0 on the red clay
at ATP Stadium.
Cilic lost to Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in last year's finale here.
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