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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cilic, Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club

Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club
Cilic, Wawrinka making winning starts at Queen's Club

Marin Cilic hopes another good run at Queen's Club will stand him in good stead for Wimbledon.

The top-seeded Cilic was champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013 and 2017. He came close at Wimbledon last year, losing to Roger Federer after suffering from bad blisters in the final.

He made a winning start at Queen's Club on Monday, beating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-3, 6-4.

"You can't live on the glory from last year, you have to show that again," Cilic said. "The grass-court season, it's short but it's sweet as well."

Video: Queen's Club 2018 Monday Highlights

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Video: Queen's Club 2018 Monday Highlights

Watch highlights as top seed Marin Cilic moves safely through on Monday at the Fever-Tree Championships, as do Gilles Muller and Stan Wawrinka.




Photo Credit: Getty/Fever-Tree Championships.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Video: Cilic London 2018 Interview

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Video: Cilic London 2018 Interview

Marin Cilic reveals his expectations ahead of his grass-court season, which is beginning this week at the Fever-Tree Championships in London.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Video: Del Potro vs Cilic Quarter-Final Highlights I Roland-Garros 2018

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Video: Juan Martin Del Potro vs Marin Cilic - Quarter-Final Highlights I Roland-Garros 2018

Watch the highlights of the match between Juan Martin Del Potro and Marin Cilic. The Argentinian won in four sets 7/6 5/7 6/3 7/5.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Video Highlights: Cilic vs Fognini - Round 4 I Roland-Garros 2018

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Video Highlights: Marin Cilic vs Fabio Fognini - Round 4 I Roland-Garros 2018

Watch the highlights of the great match between Marin Cilic and Fabio Fognini. The Croatian won in five sets 6/4 6/1 3/6 6/7 6/3.

Video: Tribute: Rafa Joins 900-Match Win Club at 2018 Roland Garros

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Video: Tribute: Rafa Joins 900-Match Win Club at 2018 Roland Garros

Andy Murray, Marin Cilic, Pete Sampras and other current and former ATP World Tour stars pay tribute to Rafael Nadal, who celebrated his 900th tour-level match win on Monday at Roland Garros.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Video: Cilic Monte Carlo Interview

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Video: Cilic Monte Carlo Interview

Marin Cilic talks about his expectations as the No. 2 seed at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cilic eyeing world number one ranking

Cilic eyeing world number one ranking

Marin Cilic said on Sunday he has his sights set on the top of the world rankings after his recent rise to number three.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has to win the Monte Carlo Masters this week to retain the world number one spot ahead of Roger Federer.

But with Federer once again skipping the claycourt season, former US Open winner Cilic believes becoming the world's best player is a realistic goal after an excellent start to the year.

"I think it (No. 1 ranking) is (within reach), it's where I'm aiming at, it's my ultimate goal," said Cilic.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals
Cilic stars as Croatia reach Davis Cup semi-finals

Croatia set up a Davis Cup semi-final meeting with the United States after world number three Marin Cilic thrashed Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in Varazdin on Sunday.

Cilic's 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory gave 2005 champions Croatia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the quarter-final tie.

Croatia will host the US in September.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Video: Miami Open Sunday Highlights

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Video: Miami Open Sunday Highlights

Watch highlights of Sunday's play at the Miami Open including Juan Martin Del Potro versus Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic versus Vasek Pospisil and Jeremy Chardy versus Grigor Dimitrov.




Photo Credit: Peter Staples/Miami Open.

Video: Cilic Miami Open Interview

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Video: Cilic Miami Open Interview

Marin Cilic discusses his third-round victory at the Miami Open against Vasek Pospisil.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Cilic, Del Potro advance as Dimitrov falls in Miami

Cilic, Del Potro advance as Dimitrov falls in Miami
Cilic, Del Potro advance as Dimitrov falls in Miami

Marin Cilic survived a tough examination by Vasek Pospisil to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open with a 7-5 7-6(4) victory after nearly two hours on Sunday.

But the tournament, with world number one Roger Federer already ousted, lost another highly-ranked player when Grigor Dimitrov, the third seed, was taken down 6-4 6-4 by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth seed, was more fortunate, winning his 13th consecutive match by defeating Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-2.

The big-hitting Cilic fired six aces and saved all three break points he faced against Pospisil, but the 77th-ranked Canadian made it more difficult than the Croat probably expected.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cilic survives Pospisil test to advance in Miami

Cilic survives Pospisil test to advance in Miami

Marin Cilic survived a tough examination by Canadian Vasek Pospisil to reach the Miami Open fourth round with a 7-5 7-6(4) victory after nearly two hours on Sunday.

The big-hitting Cilic fired six aces and saved all three break points he faced, but the 77th-ranked Pospisil made it more difficult than the Croat probably expected.

Trailing 5-6 0-40 in the second set, the Canadian saved three consecutive match points and hit a running forehand pass to cap a 33-shot rally before Cilic claimed victory in the tiebreak.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Video: Cilic Miami 2018 Interview

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Video: Cilic Miami 2018 Interview

Marin Cilic talks about the importance of starting well in the bigger ATP World Tour tournaments.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kohlschreiber stuns Cilic at Indian Wells

Kohlschreiber stuns Cilic at Indian Wells

Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second seed Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4 to advance to the fourth round in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Tuesday.

Cilic's booming serve lacked its usual accuracy and Germany's Kohlschreiber was able to control long rallies, pushing the towering Croatian around the court with pinpoint groundstrokes en route to a quick victory.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Video: Indian Wells Sunday highlights

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Video: Indian Wells Sunday highlights

Watch highlights as Roger Federer, Taro Daniel, Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro reach the third round at Indian Wells.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Video: Cilic Makes His Mark In Rio de Janeiro

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Video: Cilic Makes His Mark In Rio de Janeiro

ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot follows Marin Cilic as he visits Christ the Redeemer, then spends time with underprivileged children in one of Rio's favelas.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dimitrov and Cilic to play at Queen's

Dimitrov and Cilic to play at Queen's

Grigor Dimitrov will play at the Queen's Club tournament in June as a warm up for Wimbledon.

Dimitrov will be joined by Marin Cilic who has also confirmed he will sharpen his grasscourt game on the west London lawns.

The Bulgarian won the Queen's crown in 2014 and went to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Video: Rio Open Thursday highlights

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Video: Rio Open Thursday highlights

Watch highlights as Gael Monfils returns to defeat top seed Marin Cilic in the second round of the Rio Open presented by Claro. Dominic Thiem, Aljaz Bedene and Fabio Fognini also advanced.



Photo Credit: Rio Open.

Video: Monfils Rio Interview

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Video: Monfils Rio Interview

Gael Monfils discusses returning to complete his second-round win over top seed Marin Cilic at the Rio Open.