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Berdych, Hewitt reach third round at Queen's

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The Canadian Press
6/12/2013 10:21:47 AM
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LONDON -- Defending champion Marin Cilic advanced to the third round at Queen's Club with a 6-3, 6-4 win over fellow Croat Ivan Dodig on Wednesday.

The No. 5-seeded Cilic was never under pressure and Dodig failed to earn a break point.

Cilic won the title last year when David Nalbandian was defaulted for violent conduct after he kicked an advertising sign and injured a line judge.

Tomas Berdych held off a strong second-set challenge from Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker to win 6-1, 6-4.

It was the Czech's first appearance at the pre-Wimbledon grass event since he was defeated in the first round in 2005.

The No. 2-seeded Berdych dominated the opening set and won 70 per cent of the points, but after a short rain delay at the start of the second set De Bakker held six break points before Berdych earned a vital break to lead 4-3.

Four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

Tomas Berdych (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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