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
Marin Čilić defeated Kyle Edmund in straight sets (6-2, 7-6, 6-2) Thursday night in Melbourne and will now play for the Australian Open title Sunday. Čilić will play the winner of the Federer/Hyeon semifinal. This will be Čilić's third Final. He won the US Open in 2014 and lost to Federer at Wimbledon in 2017. Čilić has never reached the Australian Open Final and now … [Read more...] about Čilić 1st Croatian To Play In Australian Open Final!
After losing the first set 3-6 to world #1 and 16x Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, Marin Čilić turned into an absolute beast the rest of the way in the Australian Open quarterfinal round Tuesday night in Melbourne. He played without fear and with some of the most aggressive tennis of his life. Čilić would take the second set 6-3 before losing the third set in a tiebreaker. He … [Read more...] about Čilić Defeats World #1 Nadal; Will Face Edmund In Aussie Semis
Marin Čilić has held serve thus far in the year's first Grand Slam: the Australian Open. Čilić only dropped one set in his first three matches, to qualifier Vasek Pospisil in the first round, before meeting #10 ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. #6 Čilić would drop the first set in a tiebreaker before taking the next three sets for the … [Read more...] about Čilić To Meet Nadal In Aussie Quarters