Marin Cilic

  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out 4 days ago

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing' September 10, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic said a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final. Cilic said on Tuesday that before he went on court for his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori, Ivanisevic said to be sure to...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runner-up Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a career-best No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup play-off September 9, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group play-off tie against former champions Serbia. ...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win first Grand Slam title September 9, 2014

    New York: Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces - including four...
  • US Open 2014: Tennis star Kei Nishikori mania hits Japan September 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the US Open men's final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • US Open: Top-seeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • US Open: Cilic topples Federer to reach maiden Grand Slam final September 7, 2014

    Croatia's Marin Cilic used every bit of his 6-feet-6 (1.98-meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quick-as-can-be 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 upset victory over Roger Federer in the second men's semifinal at the US Open to enter in his first Grand Slam final ever. "It's fairly simple, I...
  • Resurgent Cilic powers into US Open semis September 5, 2014

    New York: A resurgent Marin Cilic blasted his way by sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to become the first Croatian to reach the US Open semifinals since his coach Goran Ivanisevic in 1996. For Cilic, who missed last year's US Open while serving a doping ban...
  • Marin Cilic moves into second round of Rogers Cup August 5, 2014

    Washington: Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second round at the Rogers Cup after beating Uzbek Denis Istomin 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. The Croatian converted five of his 17 break points through the match, improving his career record against Istomin to 4-1 Monday, reports Xinhua. Cilic is in 18th place in the...
  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals July 23, 2014

    Umag: Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the Croatian was dominant from the start. Playing steadily from the baseline, he took a 5-2 lead...
  • Djokovic beats Cilic in five sets to enter Wimbledon semi-finals July 3, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday. The top-seeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up at the All England Club, has reached at least the semi-finals at 16...
  • Novak Djokovic takes on Cilic in super-coach battle at Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Two former Wimbledon champions will meet in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, but this battle will be in the stands as supercoaches Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic watch their players battle for a place in the last four. Top seed Novak Djokovic, coached by three-times champion Becker, takes on big-serving Marin...
  • Marin Cilic loses to Marinko Matosevic at Queens June 11, 2014

    Former champion Marin Cilic was upset by Marinko Matosevic of Australia in the opening round at the Queen's Club on Tuesday. The Croatian won the grass-court title in 2012 and finished as runner-up to Andy Murray in 2013, but was beaten 6-4, 6-4, with a single break of serve in each...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Marin Cilic to reach French Open fourth round May 30, 2014

    Paris: Second-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Marin Cilic for the ninth straight time Friday to reach the fourth round of the French Open, laboring to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win. Djokovic has never lost to the Croat since they first played each other six years ago. But he...
  • Novak Djokovic to meet Marin Cilic in a tough 3rd round clash at French Open May 30, 2014

    Second seed Novak Djokovic tackles Croatia's Marin Cilic in the third round of the French Open on Friday as his attempt to win the only grand slam title to elude him gathers pace. The Serbian has yet to drop a set in his two matches at Roland Garros and is expected...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernests Gulbis storm into Barcelona Open semifinals April 25, 2014

    Kei Nishikori of Japan and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia overpowered opponents to reach the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday. Fourth-seeded Nishikori continued his good run since returning from a groin injury with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic of Croatia. He goes on to play ninth-seeded Gulbis after the Latvian dismissed...
  • Marin Cilic wins Delray Beach Open title February 24, 2014

    Marin Cilic's run of red-hot form continued on Sunday as he beat Kevin Anderson 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 to win the Delray Beach Open title. Cilic was playing in his third consecutive final, having lost in Rotterdam last week after winning the title in Zagreb two weeks ago. The 25-year-old Croat had...
  • John Isner and Marin Cilic advance to Delray Beach semi-finals February 22, 2014

    Delray Beach: John Isner and Marin Cilic notched quarter-final victories Friday night to set up a semi-final match at the ATP World Tour Delray Beach Open. No. 4 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa and American qualifier Steve Johnson will meet in the other semi-final. Isner was stretched to three sets...
  • Berdych beats Cilic to win ABN Amro tournament February 16, 2014

    Rotterdam: Tomas Berdych won his first ATP tournament title since October 2012, beating Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the ABN Amro final. "After such a long time of waiting and not having one, this is a great moment for me," the third-seeded Czech said. The match appeared to turn...
  • Marin Cilic defeats Tommy Haas to win Zagreb Indoors February 10, 2014

    Croatia: Marin Cilic from Croatia overcame problems with his serve to win the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Sunday, defeating top-seeded Tommy Haas from Germany 6-3, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Cilic gained his fourth title in Zagreb and became the third Croat overall to win at least 10 career titles. Cilic also lifted his...
  • Tommy Haas, Marin Cilic in Zagreb Indoors semis February 8, 2014

    Croatia: Top-seeded Tommy Haas fought hard to defeat Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the semi-finals of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Friday, while Daniel Evans of Britain upset No. 3 seed Phillip Kohlschreiber from Germany. Defending champion Marin Cilic also reached the semifinals - his fourth in Zagreb - defeating...
  • Marin Cilic reaches Zagreb Indoors quarters February 6, 2014

    Zagreb: Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia was first through to the Zagreb Indoors quarter-finals by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Cilic converted only three out of 10 break points, two of them Lajovic double-faults. Cilic improved to a 16-1 record in his last five attempts...
  • Cilic, Becker reach 2nd round at Zagreb Indoors February 4, 2014

    Zagreb: Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia eased into the second round of the Zagreb Indoors on Monday, while Benjamin Becker of Germany had to save seven match points before advancing. The fifth-seeded Cilic beat fellow Croat Mate Delic 6-4, 6-4 in just 71 minutes, clinching the win with four aces...
  • Marin Cilic beats Grigor Dimitrov at Brisbane International January 1, 2014

    Australia: Marin Cilic continued his comeback from a doping ban with a 7-5, 7-5 win over fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday at the Brisbane International, while injury withdrawals reduced the women's draw. Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki pulled out before her scheduled second-round match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland due to a...
  • Murray labels drugs-ban Cilic and Troicki unprofessional November 9, 2013

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray called Victor Troicki and Marin Cilic "unprofessional" on Friday, adding his voice to the growing debate about the sport's anti-doping rules. Serbian Troicki had an 18-month ban imposed by the International Tennis Federation cut to 12 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week,...
  • Cilic beats Sijsling at Paris Masters October 28, 2013

    Paris: In his first match since returning from a four-month doping ban, Marin Cilic beat Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Paris Masters. The Croatian served 22 aces and hit 42 winners to only 17 for Sijsling. Cilic tested positive for a...
  • Marin Cilic cleared by CAS to play again October 25, 2013

    Lausanne: Marin Cilic's ban for doping was reduced from a "too severe" nine months to four on Friday, clearing him play at the Paris Masters next week. Cilic's appeal was upheld at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which was also asked by the International Tennis Federation to impose a...