Cilic beats Devvarman 6-4 7-6

01-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Good game, but Cilic just scrapped it in the 2nd after what looked like a massive choke was coming. Devvarman had chances, 1/10 bps taken, but this guy reminds me of andy murray a couple of years ago under gilbert, passive play waiting for errors, and hitting an odd winner there and then.

Match stats
Winners UE's
Cilic 36 29
Devvarman 12 25

01-11-2009, 12:51 PM
:sad: but a final was much more than expected and he beat Karlovic and Moya so that's a plus

Deathless Mortal
01-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Nice start to the season for Marin :yeah:

01-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Yeah it was tougher than expected I'll it call just early season rust :unsure:

Congrats on the title Marin :clap2:

01-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Nice match from both!! :)

Action Jackson
01-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Somdev fought very hard, but as Byrd said he didn't convert enough of the BP chances, at the same time Cilic did produce the big serves on these points.

It was one of those matches, even with the choke, that Cilic always seemed to have in control, though the forehand was going a bit off at the end of the 2nd set.

Excellent week for Somdev and big rankings jump for him, plus Cilic should be close to top 20 now.

01-11-2009, 12:55 PM
Awesome week for Somdev. Definitely made the most of his draw.

Cilic is going to be dangeorus this year, I think.

01-11-2009, 12:56 PM
Congrats, Cilic :yeah:

Devvarmen :hug:

01-11-2009, 12:57 PM
well done Marin :worship:
didn't play his best, but great TB. except 4th round at AO he has nothing to defend in first part of the season. nice chance to take a top 10 spot.

01-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Congrats to Marin on the 2nd title, way to start the new season :)

01-11-2009, 01:00 PM
both were very insecure, making alot of errors.

final is a good result for devvarman, and it's best in the end that cilic didn't fold under pressure.

wonder how far can they both go this year.

01-11-2009, 01:05 PM
Nice start to the season for Marin :yeah:


This is excellent start of the year.

Action Jackson
01-11-2009, 01:09 PM
This presentation went on longer than most WTA matches.

01-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Either way good start to both guys :hatoff:
Somdev- make a little money and hire a coach that will add to your plus'
Cilic was able to develop over the last 2-3
years by doing just that and working his a$$ off. :yeah:

01-11-2009, 01:11 PM
Good presentation, both giving good showings of themselves.

Action Jackson
01-11-2009, 01:13 PM
Cilic was right, definitely not a great match in a technical sense, but it was hard fought and Somdev was very gracious in defeat.

01-11-2009, 01:13 PM
good stuff, the ceremony

01-11-2009, 01:14 PM
Marin :yeah:

good tourney for the Indian, will hopefully help his country's future in tennis

01-11-2009, 01:14 PM
Congrats :yeah:

Overall, a nice run from Devvarman in the tourney :)

01-11-2009, 01:17 PM
agree...Somdev is indeed gracious in his defeat...true fighter he is

01-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Horrible match from Cilic. Hope he raise his game from AO

01-11-2009, 01:26 PM
top20 :woohoo: far from his best, but he did play some good tennis this week and the tb was authoritative :) now kooyong and then AO

01-11-2009, 02:12 PM
given to the 1st week of the year, hard to expect the best for a player, things still went in a right road.

Congrats Marin :yeah: same praise to Somdev :rocker2:

01-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Congrats Marin :yeah:
Good run Devvarman :eek:

01-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Marin :yeah: This should boost him up for the season.

01-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Good win for Cilic and great start to the year. :yeah:

01-11-2009, 10:33 PM
Welcome to top 20, Marin :D

Camarero, great fight :yeah:

01-11-2009, 10:36 PM
Nice run by Devvarman, people say he's an improved Isner as in terms of college issue. Let's see if he can be more consistent than Isner.