Cilic and Bautista Agut ease into Moscow semis

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Marin Cilic made short work of Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the Kremlin Cup last four, as Roberto Bautista Agut also progressed meaning a repeat of last season's final remains a possibility.

Top seed Cilic was in top form against the home favourite in Moscow, and the Croat needed just 55 minutes to secure a 6-2 6-1 victory on Friday.

The defending champion has not won an ATP title since winning in Russia 12 months ago.

He faces another Russian in the semi-finals in Evgeny Donskoy, who was a 6-3 6-2 victor compatriot Teymuraz Gabashvili.

Second seed Bautista Agut was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Cilic in last season's final, but the Spaniard is on course to avenge the defeat after beating Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-2.

The world number 27 won twice on Tour in 2014, but has yet to break his duck for the season.

Awaiting in the semi-finals is fourth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber after the German dispatched Robin Haase 6-2 6-4.


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