Result: Marin Cilic beats Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets

Result: Cilic beats Kuznetsov in straight sets
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Croatia's Marin Cilic beats Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1 7-6 in the second round of the Barcelona Masters.

Marin Cilic has progressed to the third round in the Barcelona Masters after beating Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets this evening.

The 12th seed cruised to a one-set advantage over the Russian qualifier, quickly securing two breaks to wrap the opener up 6-1.

However, the world number 131 looked stronger in the second as he tried to level the match.

Kuznetsov seemed to be in a good position when he broke the world number 27, but Cilic responded straight away before forcing the set into a tie-break.

The Croatian started strongly, stealing a point on his opponent's serve straight away, and Kuznetsov never looked like getting back into the tie-break.

Cilic will play Spain's Tommy Robredo in the next round.

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