Result: Milos Raonic beats Marin Cilic in lanky battle

Result: Raonic beats Cilic in lanky battle
© PA Photos
Milos Raonic wins the battle of the big men against Marin Cilic to reach the last 16 of Indian Wells.

Milos Raonic came out on top in a three-set tussle against Marin Cilic to reach the last 16 at Indian Wells.

Early on both tall players blasted serves down to hold easily before Raonic afforded Cilic two break points in the sixth game and the Croat took the first to move ahead.

He went on to serve out the opener 6-4 in 35 minutes but couldn't take control of the second, squandering two break points in the opening game before Raonic snatched the set 6-4 by breaking in the 10th game.

The Canadian continued his momentum by racing to a 3-0 lead at the start of the third and didn't let up, taking the third 6-3 to wrap up victory in a minute under two hours.

The 17th seed will next play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who won both tie breaks to oust home favourite Mardy Fish earlier.

Croatian Marian Cilic in second round action at the Australian Open on January 17, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Cilic progresses at Indian Wells
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account