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Cilic, Ancic reach Zagreb semifinals

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Croatians Marin Cilic and Mario Ancic reached the semifinals Friday at the Zagreb Indoors, the first European event on the 2009 ATP Tour.

Cilic runs 2009 record to 10-1

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic, who has lost only one match in 2009, reached the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Zagreb Indoors -- the first European stop on this year's ATP Tour.

Cilic and Ljubicic win Zagreb openers

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Croatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic were among Monday's opening-round winners at the Zagreb Indoors.

Croatia's Cilic takes title in India

CHENNAI, Ind., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Croatian Marin Cilic defeated Indian wild card Somdev Devvarman in straight sets Sunday in the championship match of the Chennai Open in India.

Cilic, Dewarman gain Chennai final

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Croatia's Marin Cilic, seeded No. 3, and wild card Somdev Dewarman of India will play for the championship Sunday in India's Chennai Open.

Cilic, Karlovic win, Moya out at Chennai

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and four other seeded players scored straight-set victories Thursday in the Chennai Open in India.

Cilic beats Fish to win Pilot Pen crown

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Croatia's Marin Cilic defeated American Mardy Fish 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Saturday to win the men's $708,000 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament at New Haven, Conn.
Fish, Cilic to play for Pilot Pen title

Fish, Cilic to play for Pilot Pen title

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- American Mardy Fish upset top-seeded Fernando Verdasco Friday in the semifinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn.
Nadal, Moya, Youzhny, Cilic reach semis

Nadal, Moya, Youzhny, Cilic reach semis

CHENNAI, India, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Spanish countrymen Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya cruised to straight-set victories Friday and will clash in the semifinals of the Chennai Open in India.

Argentina close to Davis Cup win

ZAGREB, Croatia, April 8 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian and Jose Acasuso won their Davis Cup doubles match Saturday, giving Argentina a 2-1 lead over defending champion and host team Croatia.
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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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