MARIN CILIC

  • 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'...
  • 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...