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Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.

Marin Cilic outlasts Kevin Anderson in Delray Beach final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Croatia's Marin Cilic claimed his second ATP Tour victory of the month Sunday, fending off Kevin Anderson for the Delray Beach Open title.

Anderson, Cilic win semis at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson advanced to the final at the Delray Beach Open tennis event with a straight-set win Saturday over Steve Johnson.

Qualifier Steve Johnson reaches semis at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Upstart American Steve Johnson continued his surge at the Delray Beach Open Friday by beating sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez to reach the semifinals.

John Isner, Marin Cilic move on with Delray Beach wins

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Second-seeded John Isner and No. 7 Marin Cilic each advanced to the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open tennis event with second-round wins Thursday.

Qualifier Steve Johnson tops Haas at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Steve Johnson stunned top-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany Wednesday with a three-set victory in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Berdych wins ATP stop in Rotterdam

Berdych wins ATP stop in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych defeated Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in winning the championship match at the ATP's ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.

Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic advance to Rotterdam final

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- No. 3 seed Tomas Berdych and the surging Marin Cilic each scored a victory Saturday, setting up a finals meeting at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
Gulbis, Cilic post big upsets at ATP stop in Rotterdam

Gulbis, Cilic post big upsets at ATP stop in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Top 10 players Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray were ousted in upsets Friday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Del Potro, top seeds advance in Rotterdam

Del Potro, top seeds advance in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top seeds Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych all gained spots Thursday in the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in the Netherlands.
Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion and top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.

Sijsling wins first-round match in home country

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Local favorite Igor Sijsling dropped just four games Tuesday in claiming a first-round upset win at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Gael Monfils moves up seven places in the ATP rankings and tightens the rankings-points difference for No. 9 Richard Gasquet and 10th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Cilic bounces Haas for fourth Zagreb Indoors title

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic won his fourth overall Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament title Sunday, dismissing Tommy Haas in straight sets in the final.

Tommy Haas, Marin Cilic to vie for Zagreb Indoors title

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Tommy Haas and Croatian favorite Marin Cilic logged semifinal wins Saturday to advance to the title match at the Zagreb Indoors tournament.
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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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