Marin Cilic

Singles Ranking
#26
Croatia
33 Years (28 Sep, 1988)
6'6" (198cm)
196lbs (89kg)
Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
Vedran Martic, Vilim Visak
2005
3
20
556-309
$29,491,139
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Marin Cilic Bio

A steady presence on the ATP Tour circuit since he turned professional in 2005, Marin Cilic has achieved plenty through the course of his career. He might have only won the one Grand Slam but his overall record is decent – he’s won 19 titles through the course of his career and was, in his prime, consistently in and around the top parts of the rankings. Indeed, through the course of his career, he has reached the quarterfinals of all the four major Grand Slam events,...Read More

A steady presence on the ATP Tour circuit since he turned professional in 2005, Marin Cilic has achieved plenty through the course of his career. He might have only won the one Grand Slam but his overall record is decent – he’s won 19 titles through the course of his career and was, in his prime, consistently in and around the top parts of the rankings. Indeed, through the course of his career, he has reached the quarterfinals of all the four major Grand Slam events, as well as the last 8 of all the nine ATP Masters 1000 events too.

Cilic has also represented Croatia on a consistent basis in the Davis Cup, although it’s worth noting he represented Bosnia and Herzegovina – the country he was born in – during his youth. He has also taken part in doubles events over the years, although his main success has come in the singles ranks.

From 2008-18, he made it a point to win at least one title a year. His maiden ATP event win came at New Haven in 2008. In 2009, he won two titles – the Chennai Open and the ATP 250 event at Zagreb, Croatia. He would retain his Chennai crown the following year before doing the same at Zagreb. This meant that, by 2010, he had already won five titles.

He would go on to add 14 more titles to that haul, including the 2014 US Open which till date remains his only win in a Grand Slam final. He even beat Roger Federer en route to the title. Indeed, Cilic holds wins over both other members of the ‘Big Three’ as well – he beat Novak Djokovic in the 2016 Paris Masters and beat then-world number 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open in 2018.

Recent years have seen him struggle both with form. 2018 was his best year in terms of big wins and Grand Slam performances, and he was catapulted to 3rd in the world rankings as a result. However, his form nosedived after that and he fell out of the top 40 at one point.

Nevertheless, he has shown signs of recovering some form in 2021. He won the Stuttgart Open and also clinched a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the men’s doubles event. Notably, this was the first time since 1908 that one country had won both the gold and silver medal in the men’s doubles event, and only the third time overall.

Cilic’s big frame lends itself to a power-based game. He is aggressive on the baseline and likes to take the attack to his opponents. His height enables him to hit big shots towards either side of the court. However, his biggest strength is his serve. Cilic is not known to go for a safe serve; he goes big, both on his first serve and second serve.

That can be disadvantageous when it doesn’t work out, but when it does it can be devastating. Cilic also worked hard to improve his forehand shots, which became a big strength later in his career. Weirdly enough, his backhand suffered as a result. He’s also prone to go for big shots despite being in awkward positions, which can be his undoing sometimes.

Australian Open – runner up in 2018
French Open – quarterfinalist in 2017 and 2018
Wimbledon – finalist in 2017
US Open – winner in 2014

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Marin Cilic RECORDS

Marin Cilic Titles & Finals

Singles & Doubles

Year
Tournament
Opponent
Score

Marin Cilic Ranking History

Marin Cilic Stats

Singles Service Record
Aces 7,239
Double Faults 2,384
1st Serve 57%
1st Serve Points Won 77%
2nd Serve Points Won 52%
Break Points Faced 4,634
Break Points Saved 64%
Service Games Played 10,200
Service Games Won 84%
Total Service Points Won 66%
Singles Return Record
1st Serve Return Points Won 30%
2nd Serve Return Points Won 50%
Break Points Opportunities 5,947
Break Points Converted 38%
Return Games Played 10,082
Return Games Won 23%
Return Points Won 38%
Total Points Won 52%

Marin Cilic Recognition

Awards

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
2016

Marin Cilic Activity

Marin Cilic POINTS Breakdown

Ranking Points YTD W/L YTD Titles YTD Prize Money
40 1,493 22 - 17 1 $722,521

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2020.01.20 Australian Open R16 180 2022.01.31
2021.06.28 Wimbledon R32 90 2022.07.11
2021.05.31 Roland Garros R64 45 2022.06.13

ATP Masters 1000

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2019.05.06 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid QF 90 2022.05.09
2021.03.22 ATP Masters 1000 Miami R16 90 2022.04.04
2020.11.02 ATP Masters 1000 Paris R16 90 2021.11.08
2021.08.16 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati R32 45 2022.08.22
2019.08.05 ATP Masters 1000 Canada R16 45 2022.08.08
2020.09.14 ATP Masters 1000 Rome R16 45 2022.05.16
2019.03.04 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells R32 23 2021.10.18
2019.10.07 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai R64 10 2021.10.18

ATP Tour 500

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2021.06.14 London / Queen's Club QF 90 2022.06.20
2019.07.29 Washington QF 45 2022.08.01
2019.09.30 Tokyo R16 45 2021.10.04

Best Of Other Countable Tournaments

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2021.06.07 Stuttgart W 250 2022.06.13
2021.04.26 Estoril SF 90 2022.05.02
2021.02.22 Singapore SF 90 2022.02.28
2019.10.14 Moscow SF 90 2021.10.18
2019.12.30 ATP Cup RR 40 2022.01.10

Non-Countable Tournaments

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2020.02.17 Marseille R16 20 2022.02.21
2020.10.12 Cologne 1 R16 20 2021.10.18
2021.08.30 US Open R128 10 2022.09.12
2021.04.12 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo R64 10 2022.04.18
2021.08.23 Winston-Salem R32 0 2022.08.29
2021.05.17 Geneva R32 0 2022.05.23
2019.04.22 Budapest R16 0 2022.04.25
2021.03.15 Acapulco R32 0 2022.03.21
2020.02.24 Dubai R32 0 2022.02.28
2021.02.01 Melbourne 2 R64 0 2022.02.07
2020.10.19 Cologne 2 R32 0 2021.10.25
2019.10.21 Basel R32 0 2021.10.25
2020.11.09 Sofia R32 0 2021.10.04

Marin Cilic News

Jun 4, 2022
The semi-final match between Casper Ruud and Marin Cilic was held up for 13 minutes on Friday when a protester ran onto the court
Jun 2, 2022
The Croatian fought back to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(10-2) and reach the clay-court Grand Slam semi-finals for the first time.
May 12, 2022
The Greek edged out a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) win against Grigor Dimitrov to make it through to the next round of the competition.
Mar 20, 2022
Marin Cilic has been one of the most consistent players on the ATP tour for years. Here we take a look at his major rivalries.
Mar 13, 2022
Overall, he's won a total of 6 titles - four in singles and two in doubles but where he can improve is in his Grand Slam showings.