Anderson and Cilic advance
Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic will contest the ATP Delray Beach International Tennis Championship final after respective straight-sets wins.
Fourth-seeded South African Anderson moved within one victory of clinching this title for a second time by downing American qualifier Steve Johnson 6-2 6-4, while Croatian seventh seed Cilic was a 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 winner against American John Isner.
Anderson sent down 13 aces and converted three of the eight break-points that came his way as he saw off Anderson in just 76 minutes.
"I think from the first game, getting that break was really key for me," he said on www.atpworldtour.com.
"I was really happy with the first four games; I was really capitalising on his second serves. That set the tone for the match. I was really happy with the way I executed my serve.
"I've always enjoyed playing here. The surface is one I enjoy playing on. I've played some good matches this year. I'm excited for the final."
World number 29 Cilic only managed to capitalise on one of the seven break-point opportunities he mustered, but that proved enough as he overcame Isner on his sixth match-point.
"It's been the best three weeks I've played in my life," said Cilic, who arrived in Florida having collected his 10th career title in Zagreb and then reached the final in Rotterdam last weekend.
"It shows that I can keep my consistency. It's better when you're winning in two sets, but (Saturday) wasn't easy. With John you always have to be careful of his big serve. It's a matter of a couple points here and there that can change the match."