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- Age: 25 (28.09.1988)
- Birthplace: Medjugorje, BIH
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
- Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2005
- Coach: Goran Ivanisevic
- Website: http://www.marin-cilic.net/
As of 15.09.2014
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
2013 -- The No. 2 Croat (behind No. 33 Dodig) won an ATP World Tour title and finished in Top 50 for a 6th consecutive year…On home soil, won his 9th career title in Zagreb (d. Melzer) and also runner-up at Queen’s Club/London (d. No. 6 Berdych in QF, l. to Murray in 3 sets)…Also reached QF in Chennai (l. to Paire), Memphis (l. to eventual champion Nishikori) and Miami (d. No. 8 Tsonga, l. to eventual winner No. 3 Murray)…In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to Seppi) and Roland Garros (l. to Troicki) and W/D from 2R at Wimbledon (vs. De Schepper) due to left knee injury…Served a 4-month suspension for a violation of the tennis anti-doping programme and returned to competition at Paris Bercy (l. to del Potro in 2R)…Compiled records of 14-6 on hard, 7-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass…
2012 -- The top Croat finished in Top 20 and won 2 titles for 3rd time in 4 years, winning on grass at London/Queen’s Club (d. Nalbandian) and on clay in Umag (d. Granollers)...Missed 1st 8 weeks with a left knee injury before returning Feb. 27 in Delray Beach...Ater 3-5 start, reached final in Munich (l. to Kohlschreiber)...From May-on, compiled a 36-14 match record and in final 16 tournaments only lost 3 times in opening match...In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Roland Garros (l. to del Potro), 4R at Wimbledon (l. to Murray) and QF at US Open (l. to Murray)...Compiled records of 16-7 on clay, 14-10 on hard and 9-2 on
grass (4-0 in 5 sets). Went 1-8 vs. Top 10 opponents (d. No. 10 Isner, Madrid)...
2011 -- The top Croat captured his 6th career ATP World Tour title in St. Petersburg (d.Tipsarevic), extending his title streak to 4 years in a row...Also runner-up in 3 other events, in Marseille (l. to Soderling) in February, Umag (l. to Dolgopolov) in July and Beijing (l. to Berdych) in October, in addition to 6 QF…Compiled marks of 29-14 on hard, 13-7 on clay and 2-1 on grass...Went 1-8 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 7 Berdych in QF of Marseille and surpassed $1 million for 3rd straight year...
2010 -- The top Croat repeated year-end best ranking of No. 14…Defended '09 titles in Chennai (d. Wawrinka) and Zagreb (d. Berrer)…Advanced to his first Grand Slam SF at Australian Open (d. Roddick, l. to Murray) and afterwards broke into Top 10 on Feb. 1…Reached a career-high No. 9 on Feb. 22 and spent 11 straight weeks in Top 10…He jumped off to an 18-2 start through first week of March but afterwards went 22-20 rest of year…Went 2-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and 30-15 on hard and 9-5 on clay…Surpassed $1 million for second straight year.
2009 -- The top Croat improved his year-end ranking for a fifth straight year, finishing in Top 20 for first time at No. 14…Won a personal-high 48 matches and captured two ATP World Tour titles — Chennai (d. Devvarman) in January and Zagreb (d. Ancic) in February, and reached two other finals — Beijing (l. to Djokovic) in October and Vienna (l. to Melzer) on Nov. 1…He also helped his native country to Davis Cup SFs (l. to Czech Republic) and advanced to his first Grand Slam QF at US Open (d. No. 2 Murray, l. to eventual champ del Potro)….Posted a personal-best 4-5 mark vs. Top 10 opponents, closing season with win over No. 8 Verdasco at Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Monfils)…Compiled marks of 35-13 on hard, 11-6 on clay and 2-2 on grass…Earned a career-high $1.2 million.
2008 -- The young Croat finished as his country's top player for first time with a year-end best No. 22 ranking...Captured his first ATP title and won a personal-high 37 matches, 23 more than previous season...Compiled a 14-15 record through mid-June before finishing 23-10 rest of season...Opened with SF in Chennai (l. to Youzhny) and advanced to Grand Slam-best 4th RD at Australian Open (d. No. 7 Gonzalez, l. to Blake)...
Did not win back-to-back matches again until May when he reached QF in Munich (l. to Mathieu)...Played well on grass with SF in Nottingham (l. to Verdasco) and followed with 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Clement)...In July, advanced to QF in Gstaad (l. to Andreev) and AMS Toronto (d. No. 6 Roddick, l. to Simon)...One month later, earned first ATP title in New Haven (d. Fish)...Then advanced to 3rd RD at US Open (l. to Djokovic)...
In last three weeks, went 4-3 with 3rd RD at AMS Madrid (l. to Murray) and AMS Paris (l. to Federer)...Went 2-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled records of 25-16 on hard, 7-3 on grass and 5-6 on clay...Ranked No. 6 in aces (558)...Earned a career-high $677,846.
2007 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 71 with a combination of success in ATP (14-13 mark) and Challenger (16-5) level play...The second-youngest player (behind Young-18) in year-end Top 100 (at 19 years, 3 months) reached second ATP SF in St. Petersburg and QF in two other tournaments...Qualified into six ATP level events during year...In April, won title at Casablanca Challenger (d. Bolelli) and one month later captured crown at Rijeka Challenger (d. Lacko)...
On grass, advanced to QF at Queen's (d. Henman, l. to eventual winner Roddick)...In last four tournaments, won at least one round, reaching QF in Beijing (d. No. 4 Davydenko, l. to Kiefer), 2nd RD in Tokyo, Moscow and SF in St. Petersburg (d. Davydenko again, l. to Verdasco)...Went 2-1 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 5-4 on hard, 4-3 on grass, 3-2 on carpet and 2-4 on clay.
2006 -- Began year as No. 1 junior in world and rose into Top 175 in ATP Rankings by end of season...As a wild card in Zagreb, posted first ATP win (d. Andreev, l. to Seppi)...Made Davis Cup debut in dead rubber against Austria (l. to Koubek) and returned for QF tie against Argentina, losing to Nalbandian in second match...
Made ATP grass court debut in 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Robredo)...Advanced to first ATP SF in Gstaad, posting wins over Seppi, Vemic and Pavel before falling to Lopez in three sets...Made ATP doubles debut in Zagreb (w/Ljubicic)...Again teamed with Ljubicic in Davis Cup QF tie against Argentina (l. to Acasuso-Nalbandian)...Reached back-to-back Futures finals in Zagreb, claiming one title (d. Kindlmann, l. to Zverev)...
2005 -- Made ATP debut as wild card at Umag (l. to Vliegen)...Won first Futures title in Vinkovci, Croatia (d. Lacko)...Reached two Futures doubles finals, winning one title...
The Croatian lost to No. 18 seed Simon in five sets in Australian Open 2R…
On 9 February, clinched Zagreb title for a fourth time (d. Haas)…Won 20 of his past 21 matches in Zagreb and now holds an event-best 22-4 win-loss record… In pantheon of Croatian title holders in the Open Era (since 1968), Cilic is now tied for second Ljubicic on 10 crowns. Cilic’s coach, Ivanisevic, won 22 pieces of silverware…On 16 February, reached his 19th ATP World Tour final at Rotterdam losing to Berdych in straight sets…
On 23 February, clinched his 11th ATP World Tour title with three-set win over local resident Anderson in Delray Beach…Was contesting his third final in as many weeks…Passed Ljubicic for second on the list of Croatian title holders, behind his coach Ivanisevic (22)…At three hours and eight minutes, it was the longest Delray Beach final in tournament history, surpassing the 1996 title match between Stoltenberg and Woodruff by 34 minutes…
Lost to Djokovic in three sets in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 4R…Lost to Roger-Vasselin in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R…
Fell in Roland Garros 3R (l. to Djokovic in 4 sets)...Beats No. 6 seed Berdych in Wimbledon 3R, prior to QF exit to No. 1 seed Djokovic in five sets...With S. Gonzalez, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto SFs (l. to Dodig-Melo)…
On 8 September, captured his first Grand Slam title at the US Open (d. Nishikori); it was the 300th match win of his career…Was the shortest US Open title match since 2008 when Roger Federer d. Andy Murray in 1h, 51m. Cilic is the first No. 14 seed to win a major title in the Open Era (since 1968)…First Croatian to claim a major crown since Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon… The No. 16-ranked Cilic is the first US Open champion outside the Top 10 since No. 17 Pete Sampras in 2002…Joined del Potro (2009 US Open) and Wawrinka (2014 Australian Open) as just the third player outside the ‘Big Four’ to win in the past 39 majors… Became the fifth player in the Open Era to win his first Grand Slam title without dropping a set in the last three rounds (QF, SF, F), the first since Federer at Wimbledon in 2003. The others: Krajicek (’96 Wimbledon), Cash (’87 Wimbledon), Vilas (’77 Roland Garros)…On 8 September, rose from No. 16 to joint career-high No. 9 in Emirates ATP Rankings…
Helped Croatia return to Davis Cup World Group with 3-2 victory over Netherlands (d. de Bakker in deciding rubber); partnered Draganja in doubles (d. Haase/Rojer)…
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