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Fognini to lead off for Italy in Davis Cup

Fognini to lead off for Italy in Davis Cup

PALAVEIA, Italy, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Fabio Fognini will put his strong Davis Cup record on the line in Italy's first match of a best-of-five Davis Cup series this weekend against Croatia.
Chardy, Seppi post Australian upset wins

Chardy, Seppi post Australian upset wins

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Jeremy Chardy and Andreas Seppi posted five-set upset wins Saturday in third-round play of the Australian Open.
Federer, Murray advance in straight sets

Federer, Murray advance in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and world No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both claimed straight-set wins Thursday in second-round play of the Australian Open.

Federer, Murray advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer and No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both rolled to first-round wins Tuesday at the Australian Open.

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Djokovic given No. 1 seed in Australia

Djokovic given No. 1 seed in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, going for a third consecutive Australian Open championship, on Monday was announced as the top seed for the 2013 tournament.
Top-seed Berdych beaten at Chennai Open

Top-seed Berdych beaten at Chennai Open

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Roberto Bautista Agut ousted No. 1-seeded Tomas Berdych in one of three upsets in Friday's quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.
Paire rolls into semis at Chennai Open

Paire rolls into semis at Chennai Open

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Benoit Paire, losing only one game Thursday, steamrolled his way into the quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.

Berrer to meet Dodig for Zagreb crown

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Berrer of Germany drew Croatian Ivan Dodig in the final of the Zagreb Indoors tennis event after the pair won semifinal matches Saturday.

Cilic among upsets at Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Marin Cilic was one of three top seeds defeated Friday in quarterfinal action of the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.
Cilic runs Zagreb winning streak to 11

Cilic runs Zagreb winning streak to 11

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Marin Cilic posted a straight-set victory Wednesday in second-round play of the Zagreb Indoor tennis tournament in Croatia.
Petzschner wins at Zagreb Indoor

Petzschner wins at Zagreb Indoor

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- No. 7-seeded Philipp Petzschner advanced in straight sets Tuesday in first-round play at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.
Cilic ousted at Chennai Open

Cilic ousted at Chennai Open

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Marin Cilic was beaten Monday in first-round play at the Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.
Cilic advances to Zagreb semifinals

Cilic advances to Zagreb semifinals

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic beat fellow Croat Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 Friday in a quarterfinal match at the Zagreb (Croatia) Indoors Tennis Tournament.

Cilic advances to Chennai Open final

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic beat Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 6-3, Saturday in one semifinal of the Chennai Open tennis tournament in Chennai, India.
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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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