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Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Late entrant David Evans and qualifier Bjorn Phau had wins Friday that lifted them into the semifinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.

Phau ousts Youzhny in Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Bjorn Phau controlled the third set Thursday in ousting No. 2-seeded Mikhail Youzhny in a second-round match at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.
Cilic advances to quarterfinals in Zagreb

Cilic advances to quarterfinals in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic had a straight-set win Wednesday and gained a spot in the quarterfinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, a tennis tournament he has won three times.
Cilic wins first-round match at Zagreb Indoors

Cilic wins first-round match at Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic claimed a straight-set win Monday in first-day action at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors in Croatia.
No. 9 Gasquet puts ranking on line at French tournament

No. 9 Gasquet puts ranking on line at French tournament

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet, the only Top 10 player scheduled to play this week, looks to defend his title at the ATP's tournament in France.
Del Potro escaped series of ATP upsets in Sydney

Del Potro escaped series of ATP upsets in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro escaped the upset bug that took out four other seeded players Wednesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Tomic begins Apia title defense with win

Tomic begins Apia title defense with win

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bernard Tomic opened defense of his Apia International Sydney championship with an upset Tuesday of Marcel Granollers.
Federer advances after losing only two games in Brisbane quarters

Federer advances after losing only two games in Brisbane quarters

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer dropped just two games Friday in posting a quarterfinal win at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

Marius Copil in Brisbane quarterfinal after upset win

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Qualifier Marius Copil ousted third-seeded Gilles Simon in a second-round match Thursday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Federer through to quarterfinals in Brisbane

Federer through to quarterfinals in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer rolled by Jarkko Nieminen for a win Wednesday in second-round play of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Dimitrov posts quick ATP win at Brisbane

Dimitrov posts quick ATP win at Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Grigor Dimitrov was on the court less than an hour Monday in opening his 2014 season with a first-round win at the Brisbane International.
Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

Federer earns spot in ATP Tour Finals with win in Paris

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer sealed up a 12th consecutive invitation to the ATP's World Tour Finals with a win in straight sets Wednesday at the Paris Masters.
Cilic returns from ban, wins Paris Masters first-rounder

Cilic returns from ban, wins Paris Masters first-rounder

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic returned from a doping ban with a first-round win Monday at the ATP's BNP Paribas Paris Masters.
Cilic banned from tennis for nine months

Cilic banned from tennis for nine months

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic has been banned from ATRP competition until Jan. 31 for alleged use of a banned substance, the ATP said Monday.
Djokovic, Murray seem on Wimbledon collision cource

Djokovic, Murray seem on Wimbledon collision cource

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- A week of early surprises at Wimbledon ended on a more expected note with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic taking a solid third-round win going into Sunday's off day.
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Kei Nishikori of Japan hits a forehand in his second round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia on court 13 at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York City on September 2, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Marin Čilić (Croatian pronunciation: , born 28 September 1988), is a Croatian professional tennis player. His career high ATP ranking is no. 9, achieved on February 22, 2010, following his best-ever performance at a Grand Slam, reaching the semi-finals in the 2010 Australian Open. Čilić developed his career at a tender age; his potential was realized by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training. He was soon befriended by his fellow countryman Goran Ivanišević who introduced him to current coach Bob Brett. He went on to turn professional in 2005.

Čilić was born and grew up in Međugorje, a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was raised Roman Catholic. His father Zdenko was determined that his sons - Marin and older brothers Vinko and Goran - would have the opportunities he lacked in playing sports. When the first tennis courts in the town were built in 1991, Marin and his friends were amongst the first to play on them. At the recommendation of Goran Ivanišević, Čilić moved in 2004 to San Remo, Italy at the age of 15 to work with Ivanišević's former coach Bob Brett.

Marin began playing on the junior ITF circuit in Spring 2004. At the start he played on clay courts, winning the La Vie Junior Cup Villach in singles and the Dutch Junior Open in doubles. He then qualified for the 2004 US Open, where he lost in the second round to Sam Querrey. In 2005, he won the French Open title in Boy's singles, beating Andy Murray in the semi-final and Antal van der Duim in the final. He finished 2005 ranked number two behind American Donald Young. While on the junior circuit, he won six tournaments in singles and four in doubles with his Canadian partner, Greg Kates.

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