Cilic struggles into French Open third round

Paris (AFP) –


Third seed Marin Cilic reached the French Open third round for the eighth time on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 3/7), 7-5 win over Polish qualifier and world number 188 Hubert Hurkacz.

Former US Open champion Cilic, who reached the quarter-finals in Paris last year, will face Steve Johnson of the United States for a place in the last 16.

It was a roller-coaster of a performance by Cilic who cracked 48 winners but also 52 unforced errors.