MARIN CILIC

  • Novak Djokovic advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals 3 days ago

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days can be termed as quite an achievement. Even when you're an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air...
  • Juan Martin del Potro sees comeback by late March March 3, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Former world number four Juan Martin del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback "very soon". The Argentine giant, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the US Open in 2009, is recovering from...
  • Marin Cilic to miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia March 2, 2015

    Marin Cilic has failed to recover from injury and will miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia next weekend. Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan said Monday "we had expected a miracle, but Cilic is not ready for five-sets matches." U.S. Open champion Cilic has not played this season because of a right...
  • Marin Cilic pulls out of Zagreb indoors tennis tournament February 1, 2015

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic is still waiting to get on the court in 2015 after he pulled out of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament. Cilic was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season, with a nagging shoulder injury that bothered him...
  • Injured Marin Cilic withdraws from Australian Open January 10, 2015

    US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open because of a shoulder injury, the world number nine said on Saturday. The 26-year-old has been struggling with a right shoulder problem for more than a month and the Croatian skipped the Brisbane International in the hope of recovering...
  • Marin Cilic in doubt for Australian Open January 5, 2015

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic says his participation in the Australian Open is in doubt because of a right shoulder injury. The ninth-ranked Croatian said Monday "considering the full recovery and opportunity for practice, it is highly questionable if I will be able to play." Cilic says he still did not...
  • Del Potro joins Marin Cilic on Brisbane withdrawal list January 1, 2015

    Brisbane, Australia: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a left wrist injury, joining another former US Open champion, Marin Cilic, on the tournament sidelines. Del Potro has been off the tour since undergoing surgery in March, but had targeted Brisbane as his return. The...
  • Shot Clock time limit in IPTL should be increased: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    Despite endorsing the innovative rules introduced in the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL), reigning US Open Champion Marin Cilic said on Monday that the 20-second time limit for the Shot Clock regulation should be increased to give players more time to serve. The inaugural tournament has mooted several ingenious rules, one...
  • I always enjoyed coming to India: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic said that he always enjoyed coming to India and this is not the first time he made it to the country, previous occasions being in Chennai mostly. ...
  • We will get more first time Grand Slam champions: Marin Cilic December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Marin Cilic challenged the supremacy of the 'Big Four' by cruising to the 2014 US Open title and the big serving Croat feels that the trend will only continue next season, giving more first-time Grand Slam champions to the game. Another first-time Major winner in 2014 was Switzerland's Stanislas...
  • IPTL: UAE Royals run through Singapore Slammers in India leg opener December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The UAE Royals thumped Singapore Slammers 29-16 in a one-sided affair, marking the India debut of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Saturday. The sizeable crowd at the Indian Gandhi Indoor Stadium got the first-hand taste of the fast-paced format made for creating its own...
  • Tomas Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win December 3, 2014

    The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday. The Slammers started the four-city mixed team tournament with four straight defeats but...
  • IPTL: Indian Aces thrash UAE Royals 30-11 December 2, 2014

    Singapore: Micromax Indian Aces produced their fourth consecutive victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), thrashing UAE Royals 30-11 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Aces, led by player-cum-coach Fabrice Santoro, won all five sets in convincing manner as Ana Ivanovic set the ball rolling with a 6-2 triumph...
  • IPTL is no holiday for US Open champion Marin Cilic December 2, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic is a firm believer in the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), insisting the four-city mixed team tournament is a perfect addition to his preparations for the new season. The Croat struggled with injuries after his victory in New York in September but scoffed at the...
  • Want to explore cities during IPTL: Marin Cilic November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Grand Slam champion and world number nine Marin Cilic says his decision to sign up for the upcoming International Tennis Premier League was motivated by his desire to play in never-seen-before cities in countries such as India. "For me a big part of the decision came because in the...
  • Disappointed Marin Cilic blames tiredness for ATP Finals flop November 13, 2014

    Marin Cilic's debut appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals is fast turning into a nightmare after his second consecutive drubbing at the O2 Arena on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Croat, who qualified by virtue of winning the US Open in September, arrived with high hopes but so far he has managed...
  • Tomas Berdych bounces back to beat Marin Cilic at ATP Finals November 12, 2014

    London: Tomas Berdych recovered from his poor start at the ATP Finals and stayed in contention for a spot in the semi-finals by beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Following a straight-set loss to Stan Wawrinka, the Czech looked better against Cilic, hitting with accuracy and serving well on big...
  • Novak Djokovic mauls Marin Cilic in ATP Tour Finals opener November 11, 2014

    Novak Djokovic began his challenge for a hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals triumphs in London with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday. The Serbian world number one produced a ruthless display against a ragged U.S. Open champion, opening his Group A account with a 56-minute masterclass. The...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at ATP Finals November 10, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Djokovic to face Cilic at ATP finale, Murray to meet Federer November 3, 2014

    London: Three-times champion and world number one Novak Djokovic has been drawn in a group with US Open champion Marin Cilic in next week's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. Defending champion Djokovic, who retained his Paris Masters title on Sunday after beating Milos Raonic, will also face Australian Open...
  • US Open champion Marin Cilic wins Kremlin Cup October 19, 2014

    Moscow: US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The big-serving Croat, seeded second, broke his Spanish opponent once in each set at Moscow's Olimpiisky arena to take his 13th career title and fourth of the season. Earlier Sunday, sixth-seeded...
  • Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Reigning US Open champion and World No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Cilic will lead the UAE Royals amongst the world's finest players from...
  • Cilic through to Kremlin final after hardfought Kukushkin win October 19, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic overcame a spirited challenge from Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan to win their Kremlin Cup semi-final 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday. Croatian Cilic, the world number eight who has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London, lost the first set but quickly recovered against the...
  • Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis October 18, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic moved into the last four of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo on Friday. The 26-year-old Croatian proved too strong for the experienced Spaniard, ranked 21st in the world, who was making his second appearance at the Kremlin Cup after...
  • Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 16, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday. Cilic was pushed to the limit at times but claimed victory in just under two hours to...
  • Marin Cilic loses to Ivo Karlovic at Shanghai Masters October 6, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the first round of the Shanghai Masters, losing to Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Monday. Karlovic had 20 aces and won 85 percent of points on his first serve to prevent Cilic from securing his spot at the ATP finals in...
  • I always feel like home in China: Marin Cilic September 22, 2014

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic, who will compete in the 2014 China Open tennis later this month, said, "I always feel like home in China and I hope I can win some more there". "I am travelling to China a little earlier than usual because I will do some promotional...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out September 15, 2014

    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 'lifechanging' 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 63, 63, 63 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 runnerup Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a careerbest No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 63, 63, 63 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...