Showing posts with label Marin Cilic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marin Cilic. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Video: Roger Federer and Marin Cilic receive their Wimbledon 2017 trophies

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Video: Roger Federer and Marin Cilic receive their Wimbledon 2017 trophies

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Roger Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer has done it again, this time in more dominant fashion than ever before. Without dropping a single set over the Wimbledon fortnight, the ageless wonder has taken the title, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

The title, his first at the All England Club since 2012, gives him a record eight Wimbledon championships, surpassing a tie with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who played from the amateur era. It also extends Federer’s record of career slam championships to 19. It’s his second major this year — he also won the Australian Open.

In the first set, both men held in their first two service games. But serving at 2-2, Cilic fell behind 0-30 after a fantastic backhand volley from Federer and then 0-40 after an unforced error. Three points later, Federer converted on the break opportunity. From there he took over with his serve, holding at love twice before finishing the set with another break.
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The Swiss superstar’s dominance continued in the second set. After sandwiching two holds around a break, he took a 3-0 lead into the TV break. On the changeover, Cilic began sobbing in his chair, covering his face with a towel as a trainer came to his side. It wasn’t immediately clear what was ailing the Croat, though. He had slipped on the aforementioned 0-30 point in the first set but finished the set out without needing medical assistance.

Cilic returned to the court after his breakdown, but things didn’t get any easier. Trying to serve-and-volley more often, he won just one game the rest of the set as Federer’s dominance continued.

Cilic got medical attention again between the second and third sets, receiving treatment on his left foot. It seemed to help somewhat, as he held solidly for three straight games with Federer matching with holds of his own. At 3-3, however, Federer got the break he was looking for as light rain began to fall. From there, Federer finished the match in straightforward fashion, raising his fists to the air after conquering the field at his favorite event once again.

At 35 years and 11 months old, Federer is the second-oldest major champion ever, behind only Ken Rosewall, who won the 1972 Australian Open at 37. It’s one of the very few records the Swiss superstar has to chase, and based on his form over the past two weeks, it’s not a stretch to think it’s more than well within reach.


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Watch Federer vs Cilic Wimbledon 2017 final live

Watch Federer vs Cilic Wimbledon 2017 final live


Friday, July 14, 2017

Cilic tops Querrey to make Wimbledon final

Cilic tops Querrey to make Wimbledon final

Marin Cilic defeated Sam Querrey 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 to advance to Wimbledon final.

He next faces Roger Federer, who beat Tomas Berdych.

Cilic and Querrey, both 6-foot-6, rode the strength of their powerful serves. Neither even had a break point in the first set.

"Sam came out serving huge, hitting big," Cilic said.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wimbledon Men's Semi-Final Preview - Querrey vs. Cilic

Wimbledon Men's Semi-Final Preview - Querrey vs. Cilic

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Sam Querrey will face off against seventh seed Croation Marin Cilic in what should be an absolute huge match.

Querrey had a fantastic build up on his way to Wimbledon competing in both the Queen's Club Championships and the Eastbourne International to allow him to get used to the grassy terrain after a long run on clay courts.

His first match saw him make light work of Italian Thomas Fabbiano who he defeated in straight sets (7(7)-6(5), 7-5, 6-2) to kick start his tournament. The round of 64 saw Querrey drop his first set of the competition against Nikoloz Basilashvili. However, he remained focused and saw out the match three sets-to-one (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3).

Video: Marin Cilic Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final press conference

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Video: Marin Cilic Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final press conference

Video: Cilic v Muller Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final highlights

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Video: Marin Cilic v Gilles Muller highlights - Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cilic into first Wimbledon semi-final

Cilic into first Wimbledon semi-final

Marin Cilic beat Gilles Muller 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final.

Cilic had lost in the quarter-finals on his last three visits to Wimbledon, but the former US Open champion finally made it to the last four at the expense of the man who stunned Rafael Nadal in the last 16.

Cilic will play against Sam Querrey, who defeated defending champion Andy Murray, for a place in Sunday's final.

It has taken the Croatian 11 Wimbledon appearances to reach the semi-finals, tied for second most in the Open era with Tommy Haas.

Video: Wimbledon 2017 Quarter Final Preview

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Wimbledon 2017 Quarter Final Preview

Justin Gimelstob looks at the four Wimbledon quarter-finals, featuring Andy Murray versus Sam Querrey, Marin Cilic against Gilles Muller, Milos Raonic versus Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych against Novak Djokovic.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Video: Cilic & Bjorkman Play Foundation Pro Am Uncovered 2017

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Video: Cilic & Bjorkman Play Foundation Pro Am Uncovered 2017

The day after finishing runner-up at the Aegon Championships, Marin Cilic returned to The Queen's Club with his coach, Jonas Bjorkman, to play a special pro-am with the members to benefit his Foundation.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Video: Marin Cilic Wimbledon 2017 third round press conference

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Video: Marin Cilic Wimbledon 2017 third round press conference

Marin Cilic speaks to the press after beating Steve Johnson to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon 2017.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cilic reaches Wimbledon fourth round without dropping a set

Cilic reaches Wimbledon fourth round without dropping a set

Marin Cilic beat Steve Johnson 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Cilic took his aces tally to 63 for the tournament as he ended Johnson's Wimbledon run and underlined his own status as one of the main challengers to the established favorites.

The Croat is one of only two people, alongside Stan Wawrinka, to have won a grand slam in the last seven years outside of the game's dominant quartet of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cilic overcomes early scare to breeze into third round

Cilic overcomes early scare to breeze into third round

Marin Cilic advanced to Wimbledon third round after scoring a 7-6 6-4 7-5 victory over Florian Mayer.

It looked as though the beaming sunlight was impeding the 6ft 6ins (1.98m) seventh seed as his trusted serve immediately deserted him.

Mayer broke in the first game of the match, before having the opportunity to serve for the first set.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Video: Queens Club 2017 Final Highlights

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Video: Queens Club 2017 Final Highlights

Watch highlights from the Aegon Championships final, where Feliciano Lopez got his hands on trophy in thrilling fashion.

Video: Cilic Queens Club 2017 Final Interview

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Video: Cilic Queens Club 2017 Final Interview

Marin Cilic reflects on a strong week at The Queens Club, where he finished runner-up to Feliciano Lopez.

Video: Cilic Hot Shot Queens Club Final 2017

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Video: Cilic Hot Shot Queens Club Final 2017

Watch as Marin Cilic claims Queens Club final hot shot honours with this curling forehand winner.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Video: Cilic Queens Club Semifinals Interview

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Video: Cilic Queens Club Semifinals Interview

Marin Cilic looks ahead to The Queens Club final against Feliciano Lopez.

Video: Cilic Hot Shot London Queens 2017

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Video: Cilic Hot Shot London Queens 2017

Watch Hot Shot as Gilles Muller can only watch a lob from Marin Cilic sail over his head at the Aegon Championships.

Video: Cilic London Queens 2017 QF Interview

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Video: Cilic London Queens 2017 QF Interview

Marin Cilic, who has lost just six of his first-service points in three matches through to the Aegon Championships semi-finals, reacts to his win on Friday.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club title

Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club final

Feliciano Lopez beat Marin Cilic 4-6 7-6 7-6 to win the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

Lopez saved a match point in a tense tiebreak shootout before toppling the Croat.

Cilic also saved two match points, but at the third time of asking crowd favorite Lopez could finally celebrate a sixth career title after Cilic pulled a forehand into the tramlines.

"I can't believe that I finally won it, I've been waiting for 15 or 16 years to hold this trophy," an emotional Lopez, three times a Wimbledon quarter-finalist, said on court.