Marin Cilic

  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals 1 week ago

    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...
  • Cilic cited injury at Wimbledon to hide failed drugs test September 24, 2013

    Marin Cilic cited a knee injury at Wimbledon this year to hide the fact he had failed a dope test, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has revealed after handing the Croatian a nine-month suspension. The former world number nine, banned last week after testing positive for the banned stimulant nikethamide, has...
  • Marin Cilic suspended for nine months for doping violation September 16, 2013

    London: The International Tennis Federation says Croatian player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation. The suspension was back-dated to May 1, so Cilic will be able to return to the tennis circuit on January 31. Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, in Munich. The ITF says an...
  • Wimbledon groundsman 100 percent happy despite tumbles June 27, 2013

    London: Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on Thursday he was "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury. Reflecting on his baptism of fire as Wimbledon's number one "Turf Man," Neil Stubley said: "We are still confident this morning coming...
  • Is Wimbledon's Wednesday mayhem the first sign of tennis transition? June 27, 2013

    Legends are made here runs the promo of the Wimbledon 2013 with Pete Sampras and a teary-eyed Roger Federer lifting the silver gilt cup. This edition of The Championships has so far made legend-killers. Without a glint of exaggeration names like Roger Federer - a seven-time champion at the...
  • Murray defeats Tsonga to set up final with Cilic at Queen's Cup June 16, 2013

    London: Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will play in the final at Queen's Club after both earned three-set victories on Saturday. Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final. Fifth-seeded Cilic of...
  • Cilic, Berdych reach 3rd round at Queen's June 12, 2013

    London: Defending champion Marin Cilic advanced to the third round at Queen's Club with a 6-3, 6-4 win over fellow Croat Ivan Dodig on Wednesday. The No. 5-seeded Cilic was never under pressure and Dodig failed to earn a break point. Cilic won the title last year when David Nalbandian was...
  • Marin Cilic loses to Ivan Dodig of Croatia at BMW Open May 1, 2013

    Munich: Ivan Dodig of Croatia ousted second-seeded countryman Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the BMW Open on Wednesday. Dodig reached his third quarter-finals of the year at the expense of Cilic, who reached the final in 2010 and 2012. Dodig also defeated the Russian two-time champion Nikolay Davydenko...
  • Cilic and Raonic reach Monte Carlo 2nd round April 16, 2013

    Monaco: Ninth-seeded Marin Cilic overcame a shaky serving performance to beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-2 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Cilic looked set for an easier win after converting all three of his break points in the first set, before...
  • Nishikori upsets Cilic to reach Memphis semis February 23, 2013

    Memphis: Top-seed Marin Cilic lost in straight sets to Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals on Friday of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships. Nishikori's 6-2, 6-2 victory denied Cilic an opportunity to win back-to-back ATP World Tour titles. Cilic claimed his ninth career title two weeks ago in...
  • Top seed Cilic moves on to quarters in Memphis February 22, 2013

    Memphis: Top seed Marin Cilic of Croatia survived three match points in a third-set tiebreaker against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands to advance to the quarter-finals of the U.S. National Indoor Championships with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (7) victory on Thursday. Cilic, the world's 12th-ranked player, battled Sijsling for more...
  • Cilic moves to 2nd round of US Indoor Championships February 19, 2013

    Memphis: Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia was taken to three sets on Monday before defeating Ivan Dodig 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the U.S. National Indoor Championships. Cilic ranked 12th, got out slowly in the first set, but controlled the final two en route to the second...
  • Marin Cilic beats Jurgen Melzer to win Zagreb Indoors February 10, 2013

    Zagreb: Top-seed Marin Cilic defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to win his third title at the Zagreb Indoors. Cilic cruised to his ninth career title, closing the match in just over an hour. Cilic also won the tournament in 2009 and '10. He converted 4 out of 12 break...