#3 ranked Marin Čilić made it to where he was expected to make it- the French Open quarterfinals. But he couldn't get over his Juan Martin del Potro hump, now losing to the Argentine for the 11th time in 13 matches. After rain stopped the match in the first set tiebreaker on Wednesday, play resumed Thursday afternoon with del Potro finishing off Čilić 7-5 in the … [Read more...] about Čilić Crumbles In Paris, Loses To DelPo in 4 Sets
DAY 3 Croatia's #1 tennis player, Marin Čilić, made quick work of Mikhail Kukushkin Sunday afternoon in Varaždin, defeating the Kazakh 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to book Croatia's spot in the Davis Cup semifinals come this September. Croatia will host a solid United States team made up of John Isner, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock. Croatia defeated Kazakhstan 3-1 with two singles … [Read more...] about Čilić Books Croatia’s Spot In Davis Cup Semis
After making the Wimbledon final in 2017 and the Australian Open final in 2018, losing both times to current world #1 and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, Marin Čilić has skyrocketed to #3 in the world; the highest he has ever been ranked. Arguably Croatia's best tennis player, he underperformed at last week's BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which is the … [Read more...] about Who Is Marin Čilić?
It has long been talked about that Borna Ćorić is the future of Croatian tennis. The 21 year-old Zagreb native is slated to be the next Novak Djokovic based on his style of play. Although Ćorić has yet to make it past the third round of any Grand Slam; his start to 2018 is shaping up well. Ćorić won both his matches against Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Denis … [Read more...] about Ćorić Will Play Federer In BNP Paribas Semis
Borna Ćorić handled business in straight sets against Canada's Denis Shapovalov Sunday in Osijek to give Croatia a 3-1 win over Canada in Davis Cup and move them onto the quarterfinals. Croatia only needed one singles win on Sunday to progress after their 2-set come-from-behind win in doubles on Saturday- Ćorić and Čilić played for Croatia in that match. It was a … [Read more...] about Ćorić Takes Croatia To Davis Cup Quarterfinals
DAY 2 Marin Čilić came off the bench to join Ivan Dodig Saturday in doubles action to save the day for Croatia. Čilić/Dodig surprisingly lost the first two sets to Nestor/Pospisil but got their act together to take the final three sets for the doubles win. Croatia are now up 2-1 on Canada going into Sunday and only need one win to move onto the next round. Borna … [Read more...] about Čilić, Dodig Come Back To Win Doubles, Put Croatia Up 2-1 Vs. Canada
CroatianSports.com readers Iggy and Cro Canada posed a great question this week: who has had the better singles tennis career; Čilić or Ivanišević? With Čilić making the Australian Open Final this past weekend; forcing legendary great and now 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to a fifth set, and the Davis Cup between Croatia and Canada coming this weekend, … [Read more...] about Who Is Croatia’s Best: Čilić Or Ivanišević?
Marin Čilić showed grit and persistence; forcing a fifth straight against Roger Federer, but it wasn't meant to be Sunday night in Melbourne. Federer would claim his 20th Grand Slam title which is a record on the men's side. Čilić is now 1-2 in Grand Slam finals, only winning the 2014 US Open title against Nishikori. Marin Čilić takes on 19-time Grand Slam champion … [Read more...] about Australian Open Final: Čilić Comes Up Short In 5-Setter Vs. Federer
Overall, the 2018 Australian Open will go down as the most successful Grand Slam in Croatian history. Obviously, Goran Ivanišević's 2001 Wimbledon title as a wild card goes down in Croatian lore, but this year's first Grand Slam has some special Croatian cooking in it. Marin Čilić will face 19x Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, arguably the greatest tennis player to … [Read more...] about Čilić, Pavić Going The Distance Down Under