Cilic errors gift Zverev victory

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LONDON (AP) Of all the errors Marin Cilic made in another ATP Finals defeat, the most costly one may not have come off his racket.

Cilic made 46 unforced errors as he gave up a break advantage in both sets in losing to Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) on Monday, dropping the Croat's record at the season-ending tournament to 1-9 across four appearances.

However, the outcome could have been different if Cilic had chosen to challenge when his forehand was called long with Zverev serving at 5-6, 30-30 in the opening set.

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1 N. Djokovic 8,045
2 R. Nadal 7,480
3 R. Federer 6,020
4 J. Del Potro 5,300
5 A. Zverev 5,085
6 K. Anderson 4,310
7 M. Cilic 4,050
8 D. Thiem 3,895
9 K. Nishikori 3,390
10 J. Isner 3,155
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3 C. Wozniacki 5,586
4 E. Svitolina 5,350
5 N. Osaka 5,115
6 S. Stephens 5,023
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