|Year after doping ban, Cilic gains semifinals|
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NEW YORK ó Marin Cilic wasnít allowed to play last year in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didnít deserve.
Home in Croatia, he set about improving his game and his fitness, eager to be a better player when he returned to the tennis tour. Now, he figures, that time off from competition is paying off on the court.
The 14th-seeded Cilic reached the second Grand Slam semifinal of his career, and first since 2010, by beating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Thursday at Flushing Meadows.
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