28 year-old Split native Petra Martić marched into her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal match Sunday afternoon in Paris after beating Estonian Kaia Kanepi 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the 4th Round. But it wasn't meant to be as unranked Czech Marketa Vondrousova beat Martić 7-6, 7-5 in the quarters Tuesday night to end the Croatian's run. Martič got to the quarters by getting a huge … [Read more...] about Martić Goes Down In French Open Quarters
CroatianSports.com caught up with 2014 US Open and 2018 Davis Cup champion Marin Čilić at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. Čilić was reluctant to name the greatest Croatian tennis player of all time, but he did talk about the Vatreni at the World Cup and where he watched the Final. Čilić is currently tied with Ivanišević at one Grand Slam apiece. With … [Read more...] about Čilić Talks Vatreni, 2018 Davis Cup From BNP Paribas Open
22 year-old Zagreb native Borna Ćorić was on a roll at this year's Australian Open until he met #28 Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the 4th Round Monday night. After taking the first set in a tiebreak, Ćorić looked tired, missing multiple easy shots that he would normally make. Ćoric is still waiting to play in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. He lost the following sets 4-6, … [Read more...] about Ćorić Falls Short Of 1st Grand Slam Quarterfinal; Čilić Bows Out
It looked as if #6 Marin Čilić's Australian Open was over in the 3rd Round Friday night as #26 Spaniard Fernando Verdasco took the first two sets 6-4, 6-3 in dominant fashion; putting last year's Aussie Open finalist against a wall. However, Čilić battled back to win the third set 6-1 before taking the fourth set in a tiebreaker to gain some momentum back. He would ultimately … [Read more...] about Aussie Open Round 3: Čilić Comes Back From The Dead, Ćorić Through
After a slight miscue in the second set against Mackenzie McDonald, #6 Marin Čilić dismissed the American in four sets Wednesday night in Melbourne and will now play #26 Fernando Verdasco Friday. After winning the first set against McDonald, Čilić took the second set into a tiebreak where he was quickly up 4-0. But the wheels came off the wagon and Čilić would lose his … [Read more...] about Aussie Open Round 2: Čilić, Ćorić, Martić Through; Vekić, Karlović Done
The Australian Open is upon us! Last year's finalist, Marin Čilić, has big expectations after taking 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer five sets down under in 2018. Čilić is the #6 ranked player at the tournament this year and defeated Australian Bernard Tomic in straight sets Monday night in the first round. Čilić has a favorable draw to the quarterfinals … [Read more...] about Croatians Go Perfect 5-0 In Aussie Open 1st Round
DAY 3 Marin Čilić handled Lucas Pouille in straight sets Sunday to avenge his 2016 Davis Cup disappointment to beat France and hand Croatia their second ever Davis Cup championship. It was a fantastic result to cap a year that will be forever engraved in Croatian sports hearts. DAY 2 France didn't tuck their tails between their legs and let … [Read more...] about CROATIA: 2018 DAVIS CUP TENNIS WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!
21 year-old Zagreb native Borna Ćorić defeated 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday but wasn't able to get past Novak Djokovic in the Final; losing 6-3, 6-4. Ćorić is on the rise and could very soon meet fellow Croatian Marin Čilić in the top 10 of world ranked tennis players. Ćorić has played … [Read more...] about Ćorić Falls To Djokovic In Shanghai Masters Final, Moves Up To #13 In The World
DAY 3 It was supposed to be a cakewalk into the Finals. Marin Čilić just needed to beat American Sam Querrey in the fourth rubber match in Zadar, Sunday after, and everything was going as planned. Čilić beat Querrey 7-6 in the first set and was up 6-1 in the second set tiebreak before everything fell apart. Querrey would miraculously come back to win the second set … [Read more...] about Croatia Book Spot In Davis Cup Finals After Ćorić Comes To The Rescue!