For the sixth time in nine years, the PZB Zagreb Indoors, one of Croatia's two ATP World Tour events, has been won by a Croatian. Marin Čilić, #37 in the world, defended his 2013 title and won the tournament for the 4th time in his career, defeating fellow countrymen Mate Delić and Ivan Dodig in the process. It was a flawless performance from Čilić, who who didn't lose a … [Read more...] about Cilic Wins PZB Zagreb Indoors for 4th Time, Fed Cup Update
It looked like it would be smooth sailing for Ivan Dodig as he took a two set lead over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, but quickly the heat things changed everything for Dodig. After experiencing cramps and a possible injury to his right thigh, Dodig began to literally give points to Dzumhur and ultimately he withdrew with the score at 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 4-1. Dodig raised serious questions … [Read more...] about Australian Open Day 3: Dodig Forced to Withdraw
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!
Ivan Dodig and Petra Martic both won their second round matches at Wimbledon on Thursday to secure a 3rd round berth and a chance at putting a Croat into week two of the tournament. In addition, the singles juniors tournaments begin on Saturday, with #2 girls seed Ana Konjuh, and #8 boys seed Borna Coric competing. Donna Vekic, Dodig, and Darija Jurak are also participlatin in … [Read more...] about Dodig, Martic into Wimbledon Round 3
The first round of the French Open didn't go quite as planned for Croatia's five players in the singles draw, with only one advancing and two losing to lower seeded players. MEN Marin Cilić was the lone Croat winner in round one, comfortably defeating #102 Philipp Petzschner 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in a 90 minute match. Marin took advantage of 12 break points on his cruise to … [Read more...] about French Open Round 1 Recap
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