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Wawrinka seals Geneva win

23-05-2016 15:57:02

Stan Wawrinka warmed up for his French Open title defense by winning the Geneva Open on Saturday, beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (11) in the final.

The top-seeded Swiss took his second match-point chance in a long tiebreaker when the third-seeded Croatian sent a backhand long.

Wawrinka had trailed 3-0 in the tiebreaker after losing his first two points on serve, and saved four set points for Cilic.

Wawrinka, 31, won his 14th career singles title and his first in Switzerland after more than a decade of competing at Gstaad, Basel and now Geneva.

Wawrinka, ranked No. 4, got his first title on clay since winning at Roland Garros last year. He opens next week against Lukas Rosol. Wawrinka beat the Czech in Geneva on Friday.

ESPN

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