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Murray, defending champ Cilic to contest Queen's final

The Canadian Press

6/15/2013 3:34:25 PM

LONDON -- Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will contest the final at Queen's Club after both claimed three-set victories on Saturday.

Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final, and fifth-seeded Cilic of Croatia held off former four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Murray will play for his 19th career title and first since he won at Key Biscayne in March.

Cilic had lost his only previous meeting with Hewitt, at the London Olympics, and he will bid for his 10th career title. His last tournament victory came in February on home soil in Zagreb.