55 Facts About Marin Cilic

1. Marin Cilic will have the opportunity to improve on his poor record at the O2 while Isner seeks.

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2. Marin Cilic comes back behind to win first three-set match of ATP Finals against Isner.

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3. As of 2018 Marin Cilic plays with the Head YouTek Radical MidPlus with a custom drilled 16x19 string pattern, painted to look like the Head Graphene Touch Prestige Mid.

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4. Marin Cilic helped Croatia reach the Davis Cup finals for the second time in three years, winning 1 of his 2 singles rubbers against the USA.

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5. At the US Open, Marin Cilic improved upon his previous two years results by making it to the quarterfinals before losing against Kei Nishikori in a replay of the 2014 final.

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6. Marin Cilic failed to defend his only title from the 2017 season at Istanbul, losing in his opening match to Malek Jaziri.

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7. In the clay court season Marin Cilic played four tournaments reaching the quarterfinals of Monte Carlo, the semifinals of Rome, and the quarterfinals at the French Open.

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8. At the conclusion of the tournament, Marin Cilic reached a career-high ATP ranking of No 3.

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9. Marin Cilic started his 2018 season as first seed in Pune, India.

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10. Marin Cilic finished the season as world No 6 for the second consecutive year.

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11. Marin Cilic failed to win a match in the ATP Finals despite going to three sets against Federer, Alexander Zverev, and Jack Sock.

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12. Marin Cilic returned to play at the 2017 US Open where he lost to Diego Schwartzman in the third round.

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13. At Wimbledon, Marin Cilic reached the quarterfinals without dropping a set.

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14. Marin Cilic reached the quarterfinal of the French Open for the first time in his career and thus became one of the few tennis players who reached the quarterfinal stage of every Grand Slam.

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15. Marin Cilic was eliminated in the second rounds of Indian Wells, Miami Open, and Madrid Open, but reached the quarterfinals in Rome, and Monte-Carlo.

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16. Marin Cilic started his 2017 season as first seed at the Chennai Open but lost to Jozef Kovalik in the second round.

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17. At the 2016 Paris Masters, Marin Cilic defeated Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career to reach the semi-finals, where he subsequently lost to John Isner.

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18. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships Marin Cilic repeated his efforts of the previous two years making the quarterfinals after eliminating rival Kei Nishikori in the fourth round.

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19. Marin Cilic returned to Flushing Meadows for the 2015 US Open to defend his title, reaching the semi finals where he was beaten in straight sets by Novak Djokovic who went on to win in the final.

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20. Marin Cilic matched his 2014 Wimbledon performance, reaching the quarterfinals again after eliminating Moriya, Berankis, Isner, and Kudla.

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21. At the 2015 French Open, Marin Cilic lost to David Ferrer in the fourth round in straight sets.

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22. Marin Cilic finished the season as world No 9 in year-end ATP rankings.

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23. Marin Cilic defeated 10th seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets in the final, claiming his first grand slam title and becoming the first Croatian to win a men's grand slam since his coach Goran Ivanisevic won the 2001 Wimbledon Championships.

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24. In the warmup US Open Series, Marin Cilic advanced to the third round at Rogers Cup, where he lost to Roger Federer in a close three-set match.

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25. At the French Open, Marin Cilic reached the third round before losing to Novak Djokovic in four sets.

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26. Marin Cilic reached the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters.

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27. Marin Cilic continued his excellent form in Delray Beach, reaching his third consecutive final of the season, where he defeated Kevin Anderson and won his 11th singles title.

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28. At the 2014 Australian Open second round, Marin Cilic lost to Gilles Simon in five sets.

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29. In late 2013, Marin Cilic started working with Goran Ivanisevic as his new coach.

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30. In the final, Marin Cilic lost to Andy Murray in three sets.

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31. Marin Cilic started his clay season in Monte Carlo, but lost to Richard Gasquet in the fourth round.

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32. Marin Cilic was seeded 12th at the 2012 US Open, where he matched his 2009 effort in reaching the quarterfinals.

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33. In July 2012, Marin Cilic became the first home player to win the Croatia Open after 22 years by defeating Marcel Granollers of Spain in the final.

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34. Marin Cilic lost in the first round of the French Open to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and at Wimbledon to his compatriot Ivan Ljubicic.

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35. Marin Cilic played for Croatia in the World Group playoffs in the first round of the 2011 Davis Cup, defeating Florian Mayer in the opening singles rubber.

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36. Marin Cilic began the season with a first-round loss to Kei Nishikori in Chennai, failing to defend his title.

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37. At the French Open, Marin Cilic lost to Robin Soderling in the fourth round.

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38. Marin Cilic was selected to play singles and doubles partnering with Karlovic for the Croatia Davis Cup Team against Ecuador in March 2010.

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39. Marin Cilic won the 2010 Chennai Open final, beating Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in straight sets.

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40. In the final, Marin Cilic went down to second seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

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41. Marin Cilic outclassed Murray by saving all the break points he faced and took advantage of Murray's unforced errors.

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42. Marin Cilic reached a career best at the French Open when he beat eighteenth seed Radek Stepanek in the third round in straight sets.

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43. Marin Cilic won his first title of 2009 and second career ATP title in the 2009 Chennai Open, defeating first-time finalist Somdev Devvarman.

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44. Marin Cilic made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon, beating Jarkko Nieminen in five sets in the second round and knocking-out fourteenth seed Paul-Henri Mathieu.

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45. Marin Cilic made it to the fourth round of the 2008 Australian Open, taking out two seeds on his way, including 2007 Australian Open finalist Fernando Gonzalez.

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46. In 2008, Marin Cilic reached the semifinals at the Chennai Open, in both singles and doubles.

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47. In 2004, Marin Cilic played one Futures event, at which he reached the second round; he finished the year tied at No 1463 on the rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tour).

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48. Marin Cilic began playing on the junior ITF circuit in spring 2004.

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49. Marin Cilic was born in Krstine, Međugorje, a town in Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croat parents.

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50. Marin Cilic parted ways with Ivanisevic in late July 2016, after advancing to the 2016 Davis Cup semifinals.

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51. Marin Cilic turned professional in 2005, and ultimately hired Ivanisevic as his full-time coach in 2013.

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52. Marin Cilic started to develop his career at a young age; his first steps of tennis started in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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53. Marin Cilic has reached at least the quarterfinal in all four major tournaments.

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54. Over the course of his career, Marin Cilic has won 18 ATP singles titles, including a Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open.

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55. Marin Cilic is a Croatian professional tennis player.

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