Third seed Cilic into French Open second round

Paris (AFP) –


Third seed Marin Cilic reached the French Open second round on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) win over Australia's James Duckworth.

Cilic, the Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up, will face either Polish qualifier Herbert Hurckacz or Tennys Sandgren of the United States for a place in the third round.

Cilic made the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year.