MARIN CILIC NEWS

Cilic loses in straight sets to Estrella in second round at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain -- U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, losing to Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 6-4, 6-4. Also, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, to reach a third-round meeting against top-seeded Kei Nishikori, setting up a rematch of last year's final won by the Japanese...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cilic loses in straight sets to Estrella at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, losing to Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 6-4, 6-4. The 34-year-old Estrella broke Cilic four times on the red clay and finished off the ninth-ranked Croat by holding serve to love in the final game. It was only Cilic's third tournament of the season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic cruises into Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

MONACO -- Novak Djokovic powered his way into the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic. The Serb, who has dropped only 12 games this week at the Country Club, extended his unbeaten record over his Croatian rival to 12 matches in another display of solid tennis. Djokovic won the first eight games before Cilic managed...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cilic (shoulder) to miss Croatia's Davis Cup match vs. Serbia

KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) Marin Cilic has failed to recover from injury and will miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia next weekend. Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan said Monday ''we had expected a miracle, but Cilic is not ready for five-sets matches.'' U.S. Open champion Cilic has not played this season because of a right shoulder injury. In his absence, teenager Borna Coric...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic to miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia

KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) Marin Cilic has failed to recover from injury and will miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia next weekend. Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan said Monday ''we had expected a miracle, but Cilic is not ready for five-sets matches.'' U.S. Open champion Cilic has not played this season because of a right shoulder injury. In his absence, teenager Borna Coric...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cilic delays return again, withdraws from Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury which also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open. The U.S. Open champion says on Friday, ''My injury is improving, but my arm still has not healed enough, so I will have to continue with the treatment for a...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Young players turn to ex-pros hoping for Slam breakthrough

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he'd had an ex-player as his coach, like many of the top competitors do today. ''Bad luck I did not have someone like me to coach me when I was (playing),'' he said Tuesday at the Australian Open. ''I should have had...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open champ Cilic withdraws from Australian Open

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a right shoulder injury.
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open champion Cilic withdraws from Australian Open

ZAGREB, Croatia -- US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a right shoulder injury. The ninth-ranked Croat says on Saturday he is sorry that he will not be able to compete at the season-opening Grand Slam beginning in nine days in Melbourne. He says his shoulder ''feels better'' after nursing the injury for six months, ''but doctors advised me to...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open champion Cilic to miss Australian Open

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a right shoulder injury. The ninth-ranked Croat says on Saturday he is sorry that he will not be able to compete at the season-opening Grand Slam beginning in nine days in Melbourne. He says his shoulder ''feels better'' after nursing the injury for six months, ''but doctors advised me...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open champion Marin Cilic in doubt for Australian Open

  U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic says his participation in the Australian Open is in doubt because of a right shoulder injury. The ninth-ranked Croatian said Monday "considering the full recovery and opportunity for practice, it is highly questionable if I will be able to play." Cilic says he still did not withdraw officially from the Grand Slam tournament that starts Jan. 19 in...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Martin del Potro withdraws from Brisbane International

  Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a left wrist injury, joining another former U.S. Open champion, Marin Cilic, on the tournament sidelines. Del Potro has been off the tour since undergoing surgery in March, but had targeted Brisbane as his return. The withdrawal of the 2009 U.S. Open champion also leaves him in doubt for the...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Potro joins Cilic on Brisbane withdrawal list

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a left wrist injury, joining another former U.S. Open champion, Marin Cilic, on the tournament sidelines. Del Potro has been off the tour since undergoing surgery in March, but had targeted Brisbane as his return. The withdrawal of the 2009 U.S. Open champion also leaves...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic withdraws from Brisbane with injury

BRISBANE, Australia -- U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from next week's Brisbane International tennis tournament with a right shoulder injury. Tournament director Cameron Pearson says the ninth-ranked Cilic has ''lost his race against time to regain full fitness.'' There was no indication whether the injury would affect the Croatian's chances of playing at the Australian...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

US Open champion Cilic withdraws from Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from next week's Brisbane International tennis tournament with a right shoulder injury. Tournament director Cameron Pearson says the ninth-ranked Cilic has ''lost his race against time to regain full fitness.'' There was no indication whether the injury would affect the Croatian's chances of playing at the Australian...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: What to Expect

On the eve of the last tournament of 2014, the draws have been posted and each player is gearing up to play their final matches of the season. The first Group B matches will be played on Sunday, followed by the Group A matches on Monday. Group A consists of Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and Milos Raonic, while Group B consists of Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Novak...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomers eager to make mark at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) Not long ago at Wimbledon, Milos Raonic had to tell journalists how to pronounce his name. Less than five months later, things have changed dramatically for the big-serving Canadian, one of the three newcomers playing at the ATP World Tour Finals. At 23, Raonic is now a well-known name on the tour, and the youngest player in the field at the O2 Arena in London - where...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment for appendicitis...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic qualifies for tennis’ final event

Marin Cilic of Croatia has successfully qualified for the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open winner became the 5th player to qualify for Barclays ATP World Tour Final. He will join Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the O2 arena in London from Nov. 9-16. The young Croatian will be making his debut appearance at the...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open champ Cilic downs Robredo to reach Moscow semi

  U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup on Friday by beating Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3. Cilic is looking to reach his fifth final of the year and the Croatian will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who upset seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0. Cilic said he played much better than in his three-set win against qualifier...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cilic downs Robredo to reach Moscow semi

MOSCOW (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup on Friday by beating Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3. Cilic is looking to reach his fifth final of the year and the Croatian will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who upset seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis meets Spain...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cilic grinds out Kremlin Cup win over Donskoy in Moscow

  U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup after grinding out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Russian wild card entrant Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The second-seeded Croatian struggled at times on his way to victory in 1 hour 52 minutes, his first match of the tournament after receiving a first-round bye. He next faces either sixth-seeded Tommy Robredo...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova opens with a win, Cilic advances at Kremlin Cup

  Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her Kremlin Cup campaign with a win on Tuesday, beating 16-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4. Pavlyuchenkova, the world No. 30, will now meet either Alison Riske of the United States or fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, a wild card entrant, in the second round. "It's hard to start your first match at a tournament, especially at home...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cilic loses to Karlovic at Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI (AP) U.S. 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) 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 London. Cilic is in the sixth spot for the eight-man field, with several players not far behind as...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena falls behind 5-0 in first set, but wins at China Open

BEIJING -- Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, dropping serve three times to fall behind 5-0 in only 15 minutes. She saved a set point in the next game and cruised...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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