Result: Marin Cilic progresses in five

Marin Cilic
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Marin Cilic overcomes the challenge of Germany's Daniel Brands in five sets at the US Open.

Croatian Marin Cilic has advanced through to round three of the US Open thanks to a five-set win over Daniel Brands this evening.

World number 13 Cilic looked to be heading for a routine victory when he claimed the opening two sets 6-3 6-2.

However, one break of Cilic's serve in the next two sets saw Brands take the match into a decider courtesy of 7-5 and 6-4 successes.

The fifth set looked to be heading for a tie-breaker as both players found it hard to make inroads on each others serve. Cilic struck in the very next game though to go 6-5 in front, before keeping his composure to book his place in the next round.

He will now take on Kei Nishikori for a spot in round four.

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