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US Open title, Davis Cup champion, Grand Slam consistency: 10 questions about Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic won the US Open in 2014 and has been ranked as high as No 3 in the world. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may have about the Croatian veteran.

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When was Marin Cilic born?

Cilic was born on September 28, 1988. He turned 33 years old in 2021.

Who are Marin Cilic’s family members?

Cilic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bosnian-Croat parents. His father, Zdenko, introduced him to sports and Cilic began playing tennis when the first courts were built in their hometown in 1991. He has two older brothers, Vinko and Goran, and a younger brother, Mile, who also plays tennis.

Cilic is married to Kristina Milkovic and they have a son, Baldo.

How tall is Marin Cilic?

Cilic is listed at 6ft 6in on his profile on the ATP website.

Who is Marin Cilic’s coach?

Cilic is coached by Ivan Cinkus and Vilim Visak. He also worked with the late Bob Brett for much of his career.

How many ATP titles has Marin Cilic won?

As of June 1, 2022, Cilic has won 20 ATP singles titles. That includes the US Open (2014), a Masters 1000 (Cincinnati 2016), and Queen’s Club twice (2012, 2018).

What did Marin Cilic do at the 2014 US Open?

Cilic made an improbable run to the US Open title as the No 14 seed. Most notably he crushed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Cilic was just as dominant in the final, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to lift the trophy.

How has Marin Cilic performed at the other Grand Slams?

With Cilic’s victory over Andrey Rublev in the 2022 French Open quarter-finals, Cilic has now reached at least the semis at all four Grand Slams. In addition to his US Open triumph, has played in the final of both Wimbledon (2017) and the Australian Open (2018).

He is the fifth active player and the 24th in the Open Era to reach the semis at all four majors.

Is Marin Cilic part of Croatia’s Davis Cup team?

Yes, Cilic has been a consistent member of the Croatian Davis Cup team over the past decade-plus.

In 2016 he came within one set of clinching the title for his country but he lost from two sets up against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro. Argentina went on to win. In 2018, Cilic led Croatia to the Davis Cup title; he won the clinching match against France’s Lucas Pouille. The Croats made it back to the final in 2021, placing runner-up to Russia.

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How much money has Marin Cilic earned on tour?

As of June 1, 2022, Cilic has earned $29.83 million in prize money throughout his career.

Is Marin Cilic on social media?

Yes. Cilic is on Twitter and as as of June 1, 2022 he has more than 174,900 followers. On Instagram he has more than 209,000 followers.

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