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Danai of Thailand enters second round of Japan Open
2006-10-03 00:09:33 Xinhua English

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Danai Udomchoke of Thailand entered the second round of Japan Open after beating Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

"I feel good to be in Japan. I feel like it is my second home here," said the 25-year-old from Bangkok.

"Today I played really good. I just kept my concentration in important points. That's why I won 7-6, 6-3, that's what I was doing."

Danai crashed out at the first hurdle last year but was solid Tuesday with an array of accurate groundstrokes. Once he took the tie-break in the first set he never looked back, breaking Cilic immediately to power to victory.

Danai will play Benjamin Becker of Germany in the second round. Enditem

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