MARIN CILIC

  • 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'...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup playoff September 9, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group playoff 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 63, 63, 63 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 63, 63, 63 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 Uniqlobrand 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: Topseeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, firsttime 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 6feet6 (1.98meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quickascanbe 63, 64, 64 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 62, 64, 76 (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 62, 46, 75. The Croatian converted five of his 17 break points through the match, improving his career record against Istomin to 41 Monday, reports Xinhua. Cilic is in 18th place in the...
  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals July 23, 2014

    Umag: Thirdseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 75, 63 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 52 lead...
  • Djokovic beats Cilic in five sets to enter Wimbledon semifinals July 2, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26thseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 61, 36, 67 (4), 62, 62 on Wednesday. The topseeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runnerup at the All England Club, has reached at least the semifinals at 16...
  • Novak Djokovic takes on Cilic in supercoach battle at Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Two former Wimbledon champions will meet in the quarterfinals 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 threetimes champion Becker, takes on bigserving 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 grasscourt title in 2012 and finished as runnerup to Andy Murray in 2013, but was beaten 64, 64, with a single break of serve in each...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Marin Cilic to reach French Open fourth round May 30, 2014

    Paris: Secondseeded 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 63, 62, 67 (2), 64 win. Djokovic has never lost to the Croat since they first played each other six years ago. But he...