Marin Cilic played some of his best tennis as he took down Andy Murray, #6 in the world and the #2 seed at the AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday, winning 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. The win continues an eight match unbeaten streak for Cilic, who won the ATP Zagreb last week, and has not lost a set in those eight matches. To set up the quarterfinal bout with … [Read more...] about Cilic Takes Down #6 Murray, Success All Around For Croatian Tennis
Ivan Dodig won the battle of the Croats on day one of the Australian Open, in what was otherwise a very disappointing day, as five Croatians bowed out in the first round. Just nine games were won between the four Croatian women who played on Monday. Ivan Dodig is now 4-0 all-time against fellow Croat and big server Ivo Karlović, after winning 7-6(8), 6-3, 7-6(4) in … [Read more...] about Australian Open Day 1: Dodig Lone Winner As Five Fall
In a day that saw nine Croatians compete in the various tournaments underway at Wimbledon, Petra Martić was knocked out in the third round on the women's side and Ivan Dodig dominated Igor Sijsling to advance to the 4th round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Sunday is a day of rest at Wimbledon before play gets back underway Monday with Dodig vs Ferrer and … [Read more...] about Dodig advances to Round of 16!
16 year-old Osijek-born Donna Vekić won her first ever Grand Slam match (in her first try) Tuesday afternoon against the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlaváčková in the first round of the Australian Open. Vekić made quick work of her opponent in the 6-1, 6-2 win, taking both sets in only one hour and 12 minutes. She will now face former world #1 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round … [Read more...] about Donna Vekić on the board!
Photo: World Tennis Magazine The first Grand Slam of the year kicks off from Melbourne on Monday, but what should we expect from the Croatians this time around at the Australian Open? Besides Croatia's 2005 Davis Cup title, Marin Čilić's 2010 Australian Open semifinal appearance and Ivan Ljubičić's 2010 BNP Paribas Open championship, Croatian tennis has been dormant, to … [Read more...] about 2013 Australian Open preview