The 20-year-old Kyrgios  saved a set point at *4:5 in the 2nd set with an ace out-wide, and served four aces in five service points of the subsequent tie-break! Cilic’s  second defeat in the Marseille final (previously to Robin Soderling in 2011) and now he has a 14-10 record in the ATP finals. “I played my first final last year and was looking for my first title,” said Kyrgios. “But I didn’t really expect to win this title this week after having a couple of weeks off. But from the first round I started playing really well and just gained confidence as I kept winning matches.”
Kyrgios’ route to his maiden title (29th main-level event):
1 Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4
2 Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4
Q Richard Gasquet 6-0, 6-4
S Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2
W Marin Cilic 6-2, 7-6(3)
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