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Result: US Open champion Marin Cilic overcomes tricky Jeremy Chardy challenge

Croatian Marin Cilic books his spot in the quarter-finals of the 2015 US Open with a four-set victory over France's Jeremy Chardy.

US Open champion Marin Cilic has booked his spot in the quarter-finals of the competition at Flushing Meadows with a 6-3 2-6 7-6[2] 6-1 victory over France's Jeremy Chardy.

The first set remained on serve until 2-3, when Cilic broke to move 4-2 ahead, before eventually claiming the set 6-3 at the second time of asking.

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates after defeating Jeremy Chardy of France in their Men's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open.© Getty Images

The response from Chardy was strong, however, with the Frenchman securing back-to-back breaks at the end of the second to level the match at one set all after little over one hour of tennis.

Both players claimed the first two sets in fairly routine fashion, but a tie-break was left to decide the third after each held their serve for all twelve games. Cilic took control of the breaker in the first point and Chardy simply never recovered as the reigning US Open champion moved 2-1 ahead with a score of 7-2.

Cilic's dominance continued into the fourth set when he secured back-to-back breaks, in addition to two holds, to move 4-0 ahead. A third hold moved Cilic to within one game of victory, but Chardy did manage to hold for 5-1.

The 26-year-old Croatian was not to be denied, however, as he served the match out in routine fashion to make the quarter-finals once again. As for Chardy, a fourth-round spot this year represents his best-ever showing at the US Open.

Cilic, who hit 23 aces and 52 winners against his French opponent, will face either Benoit Paire or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the next round.

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Jeremy Chardy of France celebrates match point in his Men's Singles match against John Isner of the United States on day five of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2015
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