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cilic found out his grandmother died right before the gonzo match

croat123
01-19-2008, 05:11 PM
http://www.vecernji.hr/newsroom/sports/tenis/2995050/index.do
:sad:

Bilbo
01-19-2008, 05:12 PM
:sad:

but it probably forced him to play stronger. he did it for his grandmother.

luzkoz
01-19-2008, 05:13 PM
So sad :sad:

Adler
01-19-2008, 05:15 PM
Wow, quite a story! He didn't break down, but produced some magnificent tennis to defeat world #7. And he's a young, unexperienced player with no real achievements on ATP level
:worship:

Fee
01-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Oh man. Even more respect for him now. Awesome effort from him.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Sorry to hear that.But he's improving,good luck to him.

croat123
01-19-2008, 05:18 PM
the article doesn't say much, but he is dedicating his melbourne wins to her

*Ljubica*
01-19-2008, 05:18 PM
That is so sad :sad: But I am sure he did what she would have wanted - going out there and playing well and winning the match of his life. He won it for her and I'm sure she would have been so proud of him. Marin :hug:

Marek.
01-19-2008, 05:20 PM
That's terrible yet it gives me a lot of respect towards him to be able to come out and beat a top player under those circumstances.

scoobs
01-19-2008, 05:32 PM
Well done to him - that's incredible.

I don't know that I would have been able to put it out of my mind and focus on the match, in his place.

Stensland
01-19-2008, 05:33 PM
maybe he just didn't care enough to withdraw. don't mean to be rude but there are tons of people out there who barely know their grandparents because they just live elsewhere.

cobalt60
01-19-2008, 05:38 PM
Best to him and his family :worship:

Jadranka
01-19-2008, 05:45 PM
Marine :awww:

Burrow
01-19-2008, 05:52 PM
:sad:

Scotso
01-20-2008, 03:05 AM
How sad for him :sad:

bjurra
01-20-2008, 03:52 AM
maybe he just didn't care enough to withdraw. don't mean to be rude but there are tons of people out there who barely know their grandparents because they just live elsewhere.

I think very few players would withdraw from the third round of a GS for that reason. Even if they care a lot.

baghdatis
01-20-2008, 03:59 AM
Cmon Marin!! You are My fave from this side of the draw Lets Go!

:worship: :sad:

jackieglover
01-20-2008, 04:22 AM
Makes his performance even more remarkable :worship:

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:15 AM
:sad:

Good to see him doing well, hope he can keep it up.

janje17
01-20-2008, 05:15 AM
oh poor marine :( hopefully his baka is looking down on him tomorow..:sad:

*snowflake*
01-20-2008, 06:30 AM
Poor guy...i guess you never know what that final motivation can be

Condolences to him and his family.

your_valentine
01-20-2008, 06:32 AM
He must have wanted to win for her :awww: Really, really sad :sad:

yomike
01-20-2008, 06:36 AM
I guess they were not close coz he look kinda happy in the match.

Magenta
01-20-2008, 08:29 AM
That's terrible.. I'm glad he pulled through.

SwiSha
01-20-2008, 08:34 AM
tough tough for the future croat number 1