Croatian, US Open, Davis Cup champion: Everything you needed to know about Marin Cilic (but never had the time to find out) – updated with Wimbledon 2023 withdrawal

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 questions you may have about the Croatian veteran

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Who is Marin Cilic?

Marin Cilic is a professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour.

Is Cilic currently injured?

Yes. Cilic injured his knee in the beginning of the season which forced him to pull out of his second round match at the ATP Pune Open. He has not played since then and made the below statement while withdrawing from the grass court swing in 2023.

“I’m sad to be missing the grass season and especially Wimbledon; this is a highlight of the season for every tennis player, but I know how important it is not to rush the recovery process. Things have generally been going well the last few weeks with my post-surgery training so I’m staying positive and focused on my long-term recovery. I hope that I’ll be competing very soon. I miss being on Tour, the tournaments and the fans, and I can’t wait to get back to all of that, to feel the thrill of stepping on court & competing. Until then, I’ll keep training and sharpening my motivation. Thanks for your continued support as always!!”

Cilic is currently on the entry list for the Cincinnati Masters in August.

When was Marin Cilic born?

Cilic was born on September 28, 1988. He turned 34 years old in 2022.

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 July, 2023, 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 accomplish 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?

In addition to his US Open triumph, Cilic has played in the final of both Wimbledon (2017) and the Australian Open (2018).

With his victory over Andrey Rublev in the 2022 French Open quarter-finals, the Croat has now reached at least the semis at all four Grand Slams. 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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Zeljko Krajan – Capitaine (Cro) / Ivan Dodig (Cro) Mate Pavic (Cro) Marin Cilic (Cro) Borna Coric (Cro) posant avec le trophee des vainqueurs

What is Cilic’s highest ranking?

Cilic peaked at No 3 in the world rankings in January 2018. You can dins his current ranking and rankings history on his ATP Tour profile page.

How much money has Marin Cilic earned on tour?

As of July 2023, Cilic has earned $31,200,667 in prize money throughout his career.

Is Marin Cilic on social media?

Yes. Cilic is on Twitter and as of July 19, 2023, he has more than 177,800 followers. On Instagram he has more than 212,000 followers.

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