Profile, Career and Records of Croatian Tennis Player Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic is a Croatian tennis player who turned professional in 2005. He has throughout his career (as of September 2010) won five singles titles, His highest position in the ATP ranking he achieved on February 22, 2010 and is the ninth position. To know more about this Croatian tennis player, read this full article.

Career of Marin Cilic

Junior circuit
Cilic began playing tennis at the ITF circuit in the spring of 2004. At first he played on clay courts, which he La Vie Junior Cup Villach won the singles and the Dutch Junior Open Championships won in doubles. The same year he qualified for the U.S. Open where he was in the second round of Sam Querrey lost. In 2005 he won the Roland Garros singles by guys in the semi-final Andy Murray to beat in the final and Antal van der Thumb. He finished that year at the second position of the juniors, behind Donald Young.

Marin Cilic

ATP Tour
In 2005 he started professional tennis. His highest position in the ATP ranking he achieved on February 22, 2010 and is the ninth position.

Cilic took his first title in 2007. In that year he won the Casablanca Challenger and Rijeka Challenger. In June he defeated in the first round of Queen's Tim Henman. He was in the quarter finals by Andy Roddick defeated.

In 2008 he became increasingly in ATP tournaments. So he made the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Madras by successively Viktor Troicki, Nicolas Mahut and Robin Haase defeat. He lost the semifinal of the later winner Mikhail Youzhny.
At the Australian Open, he took the eighth-finals, after including Fernando Gonzalez defeating. He lost in the eighth finals of James Blake. This increased his ranking on the ATP at the 39th position. Also at Wimbledon he made the fourth round by including Jarkko Nieminen and Paul-Henri Matthieu to beat.
His first ATP title he won in New Haven at the local tournaments. He was successively defeated Viktor Troicki, Jurgen Melzer, Igor Andreev and Mardy Fish.

The rising of 2008 he held in 2009 filled, again by the eighth finals of the Australian Open to get. Here he lost the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. Before this tournament, his second ATP title won by the Madras tournaments to win. In early February, he won his third ATP tournament in the final in Zagreb, his compatriot Mario Ancic to beat.

At the beginning of the 2010 season reached the semi finals of the Croatian Australian Open, on the way to his best Grand Slam performance include Cilic beat Andy Roddick and Juan Martin del Potro. In the semifinals was Andy Murray too strong.

Profile and Biodata of Marin Cilic

Full Name: Marin Cilic
Nationality: Croatia
Date of birth: 28 September 1988
Place of birth: Međugorje, Yugoslavia, Croatia
Height: 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro: 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money: $ 4,329,728

Career record: 182 - 112
Career titles: 5
Highest ranking: No. 9 (22 February 2010)
Current ranking: No. 22 (10 October 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open: SF (2010)
French Open: 4R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon: 4R (2008)
US Open QF: (2009)
Career record: 32 - 33
Highest ranking No. 233 (22 March 2009)


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