Pablo Andujar upends Marin Cilic; Gilles Simon advances at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 5 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar upended 10th-seeded Marin Cilic and No. 16 Gilles Simon also advanced Sunday, opening the men's singles competition at the Madrid Open.
Brands, Dodig win in BMW Open upsets

Brands, Dodig win in BMW Open upsets

MUNICH, Germany, May 3 (UPI) -- Daniel Brands and Ivan Dodig posted upsets Friday, knocking top seeds Janko Tipsarevic and Alexandr Dolgopolov out of the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Dodig beats Cilic at ATP's BMW Open

Dodig beats Cilic at ATP's BMW Open

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Ivan Dodig claimed a second-round upset of No. 2-seeded Marin Cilic in Wednesday's play at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Djokovic in another three-set win in Monte Carlo

Djokovic in another three-set win in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 18 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic again needed a third set Thursday before he was able to advance to the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.
Nadal extends Monte Carlo winning streak

Nadal extends Monte Carlo winning streak

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 17 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal ran his winning streak at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters to 43 matches with a straight-set victory Wednesday.
Pair of upsets mark ATP's Monte Carlo Masters

Pair of upsets mark ATP's Monte Carlo Masters

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 15 (UPI) -- Fabio Fognini and Roberto Bautista-Agut posted upset wins Monday in first-round play of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament.

Murray, Gasquet advance at Sony Open

MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Andy Murray eliminated Marin Cilic on the seventh match point Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Sony Open.

Haas continues success at Sony Open

MIAMI, March 28 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas kept alive his chances for what would be a special championship Wednesday by earning a semifinal berth at the Sony Open.

Novak Djokovic beaten by Haas at Sony Open

MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas was solid on the serve Tuesday and upset defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 at the Sony Open in Miami.

Murray advances to Sony Open Round of 16

MIAMI, March 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Murray needed a tiebreaker but went on to log a straight-set victory Monday in third-round action at the Sony Open in Miami.

Djokovic, Murray take BNP Paribas wins

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray each needed three sets to record second-round victories Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.

Top seed Cilic ousted at U.S. Indoor

MEMPHIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Marin Cilic fell in the quarterfinals Friday and Feliciano Lopez ended the run of Jack Sock at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

Another surprise by Sock at U.S. Indoor

MEMPHIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Jack Sock continued his unlikely run Thursday with a straight-sets victory that put him in the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Indoor Championships.
Jack Sock surprises Raonic in Memphis

Jack Sock surprises Raonic in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jack Sock recorded the biggest win of his brief pro career Wednesday, surprising No. 2 seed Milos Raonic in the first round of the U.S. Indoor Championships.

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Marin Cilic
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

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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