Marin Cilic

Karlovic Upsets Cilic to Advance to Third Round at Rogers Cup

July 27, 2016

“Ol’ Man River” just keeps rolling along. Thirty-seven-year-old Ivo Karlovic toppled No. 8 seed Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a second-round battle of fellow Croats earlier today at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Karlovic, ranked No. 27 in the world, has certainly been on a roll lately, winning at Newport two weeks ago and […]

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Murray Defeats Federer to Lead Singapore Slammers to Win over UAE Royals in IPTL

December 15, 2015

Andy Murray made his International Premier Tennis League 2015 debut on Tuesday, spearheading the Singapore Slammers to a 27-24 victory over the UAE Royals in Dubai. The Scot, appearing in top form, toppled Roger Federer in the final set of the night to seal the win for the Slammers. The IPTL, featuring a team format […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Djokovic Still Tops as 2015 Season Begins

December 31, 2014

The calendar flips to a new year tomorrow and the 2015 ATP World Tour kicks off Sunday at Brisbane for another highly competitive season. My thoughts on what has been and what lies ahead. One thing is for sure, Novak Djokovic is the best player on the tour right now and should be again at […]

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Cilic Dominates Nishikori to Win U.S. Open

September 9, 2014

Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated No. 10 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the U.S. Open last night in a battle of two first-time Grand Slam finalists. Cilic, the 14th seed, became just the third player outside the ‘Big Four’ to win in the last 39 majors, joining Juan Martin […]

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Federer Comes Back From Two Sets Down to Beat Monfils at U.S. Open

September 5, 2014

Roger Federer rallied from a two-set deficit and saved two match points to defeat Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open last night. It was the ninth time Federer has come back from two sets down and the win improved the Swiss Maestro’s record in night matches […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon

June 22, 2014

Early round upsets aren’t all that unusual at Wimbledon, which opens its two-week run tomorrow. Last year, Rafael Nadal, fresh off his eighth French Open title, was bounced in the opening round by unheralded Steve Darcis of Belgium. Roger Federer fell several days later in a second-round upset at the hands of Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. […]

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Djokovic Looking for Three-Peat at Australian Open

January 13, 2013

  It’s already mid-summer Down Under and two weeks into the new year. For anyone who follows tennis, that means the Australian Open is about to begin. The Aussie kicks off its two-week run tomorrow at Melbourne Park, where the fans are often raucous and a party atmosphere generally prevails. This year’s men’s tournament features […]

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Triumphant Trio Loom Large at Wimbledon

June 24, 2012

With 28 of the last 29 Grand Slam titles divided between them, it would be foolhardy to pick anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer to win the 2012 edition of Wimbledon. The Championships begin tomorrow at the All England Club. Andy Murray, the fourth member of the Top Four, has fallen […]

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Raonic Upsets Verdasco for SAP Open Title

February 14, 2011

Milos Raonic won his first ATP Tour title last night, defeating top seed and defending champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) in the final of the SAP Open at San Jose. The 20-year-old unseeded Canadian became the youngest winner on the ATP Tour since then 19-year-old Marin Cilic captured the New Haven title in […]

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