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Valencia, Spain (Sports Network) - Marin Cilic of Croatia overcame a slow start to beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan in the first round of the Valencia Open on Sunday.

The seventh-seeded Cilic beat Klizan by a 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 margin.

David Ferrer is the top seed for this year's tournament. Former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero will retire after the event.

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