Second seed Novak Djokovic fell 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters to join a growing list of high-profile upset victims.
But he refocused to win at the fifth attempt when Djokovic, who had been given a time violation moments earlier, hit a forehand into the net.
Goffin's big chance looked to have eluded him when Djokovic earned a break of serve in the opening game of the deciding set, but the Belgian pegged his opponent back at 5-5 to pave the way for a tense finale.
Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, seemed to be in command when he broke at the start of the third set.
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He rode on the momentum in the third and broke Goffin to take the early advantage.
Earlier, Spanish claycourt specialist Albert Ramos followed up his victory over world number one Andy Murray with a 6-2 6-7 (5) 6-2 defeat of Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic. But the Spaniard rallied to set up a semi against Lucas Pouille of France, who beat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-0, 3-6, 7-5.
Pouille reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon a year ago in his breakthrough season.
The 29-year-old had never lost to the Belgian in their five previous meetings and won their only other encounter on clay at Roland Garros in 2013.
In other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.86 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.31 per cent in early trade today. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 17 points or 0.19 per cent, to 9,119.40 points.
Coinciding with the rise of inflation, the volume of goods sold in store and online fell 1.4% in the first quarter of the year. The reading was the joint highest since September 2013, keeping it above the Bank of England's 2 per cent target for inflation.
According to the BBC, 3,598 Canadian soldiers died in the battle, and it was one of the first steps toward Canadian independence. Tributes are coming in as Canadians remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge today.
Security has been especially high since Tuesday, when police said they thwarted a terror attack by arresting two men. A police officer has been killed and two others injured in a suspected terrorist shooting in the centre of Paris .
Supreme Court rejected stay requests from Ledell Lee , allowing his execution to proceed at the prison near Varner, Ark . McKesson has previously sought and won such an order blocking the state from using the vecuronium bromide.
A police officer has been killed and two others injured in a suspected terrorist shooting in the centre of Paris . The attack was carried out around 9 pm on Thursday night when a auto stopped near a parked vehicle of the police.
District Judge Sean Cox on Friday accepted a plea agreement reached in January between the automaker and the federal government. VW eventually admitted that the cars were programmed to turn pollution controls on during testing and off while on the road.
It was only recently activists of Akhila Hindu Mahasabha (AHM) tore posters of Kamal Haasan for his remarks against politicians. The petitioner found Kamal's statement offensive and stated that the actor has hurt the sentiments of Hindu community.
With 55 wins, 118 points and a plus-81 goal differential, the Capitals are much more than a team with Alexander Ovechkin. Connor McDavid is riding an National Hockey League season-best 13-game point streak going into game 82 two short of 100.
Page was a former investment banker in Moscow who Trump named as one of his foreign policy advisers during an interview. Page, who has not been accused of any crimes, has repeatedly denied any collusion.
El viernes próximo se conocerá quién será su rival en la siguiente instancia: Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid y Juventus. Kylian Mbappé , Radamel Falcao y Valere Germain anotaron los goles para los dirigidos por Leonardo Jardim .
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Lee was arrested less than an hour after the killing after spending some of the 300 dollars he had stolen from Mrs Reese. Asa Hutchinson to halt a plan that originally called for executing eight inmates by the end of the month.
Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search
Extensive research was carried out to estimate how the flaperon's drift would be affected by wind and waves on the Indian Ocean. Speaking on Friday, he reiterated that position but said the report had been sent to Malaysia for consideration.
Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race
The call was a not very subtle underscoring of what is at stake in France's upcoming election: the future of Europe. Over £11 million has been placed on the presidential race and the highest bet was placed on Ms Le Pen at £12,500.
Do you want to help name April's baby calf?
The only catch it that each vote is $1 and each person must vote at least 5 times, which essentially means $5 per vote. April the Giraffe has finally brought forth a mini-me into this world, and they are now happily sharing her pen.
Should North Korea nuclear strikes worry California at all?
China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. That's right, Kim Jong-un is taking no prisoners and has warned Americans "Don't mess with us" on North Korean state media.
French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack
The Paris prosecutor's office said the incident was being probed and that the investigation involved counterterrorism officials. Police check passersby near the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting which left one officer dead and two wounded.