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MARIN CILIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Back From Doping Ban, Marin Cilic Happy as “a kid playing for the first time,” after Opening Win at Paris Masters

(October 28, 2013) Marin Cilic returned to the ATP Tour on Monday following a four month ban due to doping. He was originally supposed to be banned for nine months after the international Tennis Federation said he failed a test for the banned stimulant nikethamide. The Croatian was joyous after his first round win at the Paris Masters on Monday stopping Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6...
Via Tennis Panorama
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cilic ban reduced, cleared to play

Marin Cilic's ban for doping was reduced from a ''too severe'' nine months to four on Friday, clearing him play at the Paris Masters next week. Facing a possible two-year ban requested by the International Tennis Federation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport sided with the Croatian player. Cilic tested positive for a banned stimulant in May but claimed he had...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic cleared by CAS to play again

Marin Cilic's ban for doping was reduced from a ''too severe'' nine months to four on Friday, clearing him play at the Paris Masters next week. Facing a possible two-year ban requested by the International Tennis Federation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport sided with the Croatian player. Cilic tested positive for a banned stimulant in May but claimed he had...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic’s Doping Ban Reduced; Back on Tour Next Week

  (October 25, 2013)  Marin Cilic’s doping ban has been reduced from nine months to four. This will allow Cilic to return to the tour next week to play the Paris Masters.   The 25-year-old Croatian whose ranking once peaked at No. 9 in the world, tested positive for nikethamide in May at an event in Munich. Cilic challenged the ban citing that he did not mean to take the substance...
Via Tennis Panorama
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cilic suspended 9 months for doping violation

Former top-10 player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation. The International Tennis Federation said Monday that the suspension was back-dated to May 1, so Cilic will be able to return to the circuit Jan. 31. Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, in Munich. The ITF says an independent tribunal found that Cilic ingested the stimulant inadvertently...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cilic Makes It Three Zagreb Crowns

Marin Cilic (February 10, 2013) Top seed Croatian Marin Cilic needed only 67 minutes to dispose of Austria’s Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1 to claim his third Zagreb indoors title on Sunday. Cilic dominated from the start to finish in claiming his ninth career ATP World Tour title. “Most of my game was working extremely well. My returns were really good and I had a read on almost all...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cilic becomes first Croatian to Win Croatia Open in 22 years

  Marin Cilic became the first Croatian to win the Croatia Open in 22 years, defeating Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 6-2 in Umag. “It’s a real privilege to be among these champions,” said Cilic. “It was really special this week. I played great tennis and I was enjoying every moment in my matches. I’m really glad I won for my supporters, my team and myself.” Down 2...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Cilic wins Croatia Open final

Marin Cilic became the first home player to win the Croatia Open in 22 years, beating Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday's final. Cilic trailed 4-2 in the first set before winning nine games in a row to seize a commanding 5-0 lead in the second. Granollers saved two match points before Cilic sealed the victory with a forehand winner. Cilic is the first Croat to...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick Q & A With Marin Cilic

What is your passion outside of tennis? I mean, it mostly depends on who I have company with, who is at the tournaments, but relax time - walking to different restaurants, walking a little bit around the city.  It depends where I am in the hotel, but right now I am in Miami, I am in downtown so there was a little bit of a music festival going on so I went last night to have a look...
Via Onthegotennis
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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