Result: Tomas Berdych overcomes Marin Cilic challenge

Tomas Berdych
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Tomas Berdych begins his Monte Carlo Masters campaign with a win over Croatia's Marin Cilic.

World number seven Tomas Berdych progressed through to round three of the Monte Carlo Masters with a victory over Marin Cilic this afternoon.

Berdych looked to be heading for comfortable opening set success when he broke his Croatian opponent early in the contest.

However, Cilic responded with a break of his own as Berdych prepared to serve for the set, forcing a tie-break in the process.

Despite appearing to have the momentum heading into the breaker, Cilic could only muster three points as Berdych played his way to a 7-3 win.

Cilic's failure in the tie-break seemed to damage his confidence in the next set as Berdych raced into a 5-0 lead.

Cilic did manage to hold his serve for the only time in the next game, before Berdych served out for a 7-6 6-1 win.

The Czech player will take on either Kei Nishikori or Paul-Henri Mathieu in the next round.

Kei Nishikori
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
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19United States John Isner2,110
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