Marin Cilic

Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Manic Monday at Wimbledon Features Round of 16 Matches

July 9, 2017

Today is a quiet day at SW19. The lush lawns at the All England Club are showing a bit of wear and tear after a week of heavy use and could use a breather. They will get just that, a one-day respite from play on this middle Sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight. But come tomorrow, […]

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Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Preview

July 2, 2017

Wimbledon begins tomorrow with play on the outside courts at the All England Club starting at 11:30 a.m. Defending champion and world No. 1 Andy Murray opens play on Centre Court at 1:00 p.m. sharp. It’s a tradition and honor bestowed upon the previous year’s title holder at the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament […]

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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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