Marin Čilić (Croatian pronunciation: [mâriːn tʃǐːlitɕ]; born 28 September 1988) is the top Croatian professional tennis player (out of 3 in the top-100). His career high ATP ranking is no. 9, achieved on 22 February 2010. Čilić first came to international prominence by defeating then world no. 2 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open. He followed this by reaching the semifinals of the 2010 Australian Open, where he was defeated by Murray. Čilić developed his career at a young age; his potential was realized by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training.[1] He was soon befriended by his fellow countryman Goran Ivanišević who introduced him to current coach Bob Brett.[2] He went on to turn professional in 2005.


Čilić did not play the Australian Open. Cilic did play at Indian Wells 2012. He lost in the 2nd round to David Nalbandian. He was defeated by Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round at Miami.

In June, Čilić won the Queen's Club Championships in London after his opponent in the final, David Nalbandian, was disqualified in the second set for aggravated behaviour, having kicked the hoarding around a linesman's chair and injured the linesman.[15]

In the third round of Wimbledon, he beat Sam Querrey 7–6(6), 6–4, 6–7(2), 6–7(3), 17–15 in the second-longest match ever played at Wimbledon in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

On 11th July 2012,Marin Cilic defeated Daniel Brands of Germany 6-3, 6-2 and reached the quarterfinals of Croatia Open.[16]

Marin Čilić
220px-Marin Cilic 2012
Country Croatia
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 23)Međugorje, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 82 kg (12.9 st; 180 lb)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $4,457,428
Career record 196–122 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 9 (22 February 2010)
Current ranking No. 15 (9 July 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2010)
French Open 4R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon 4R (2008, 2012)
US Open QF (2009)
Career record 15–19 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking