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Marin Cilic@ 2010 ATPTOUR … Madrid R3 vs Ferrer

linus
01-11-2010, 12:04 PM
Let's start 2010 from here :angel:

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laura-DSandMC
01-11-2010, 03:07 PM
great victory yesterday :)
and now Ajmo for the AO !!

Deathless Mortal
01-15-2010, 09:04 AM
Interesting draw for Marin. In the first round he faces Santoro, who deserves respect, but Marin should still beat him. Second round wildcard Tomic or a qualifier, also very beatable for a player like Marin, third round probably the same match as Chennai final, against Wawrinka, so Marin beat him a week ago, why wouldn't he do it again? 4th round Del Potro... Last year at the USO Marin was winning and then just stopped, hopefully he won't do it again, and he wins this time, it would get him to QF where he'd face Roddick/Berdych/Gonzalez, they're all players Marin can beat but it would already be great if he gets there. I don't want to even talk about what would happen if he gets further.
To sum it up, I expect a very good tournament for Marin, IMO he reaches 4th round at least. :D

linus
01-16-2010, 03:51 AM
@Deathless Mortal: kinda agreed with you :D for me, much depends on his mental work, like how to control himself and keep the good balls for sets :p

so first, Marin, go to the court with Del Potro :rocker:

CR3WLFC
01-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Good Luck Marin. We need a high percentage of first services this slam

linus
01-17-2010, 04:23 AM
Day1.. Court3.. 3rd match..

Ajmo Marin :cool:

oranges
01-19-2010, 03:15 AM
Straight sets, could have been easier, but who cares. Tomić next.

linus
01-20-2010, 12:34 AM
what Marin should do on court needs better, to be frank, kinda struggled from time to time, Tomic will get huge home supports without any doubt today, so Marin needs to show something determined enough to get the head up, Ajmo !! :rocker:

D3.. Rod Laver Arena.. night part.. 2nd match..

oranges
01-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Have Henin and Dementieva finshed their match, I'm eager to see Marin. The SB is stuck on 7:6 in the TB for the ladies forver and the streams seem gone. Come on, give us the boys :rocker2:

oranges
01-20-2010, 11:24 AM
They are on and Marin is up a break from the get go :bounce:

oranges
01-20-2010, 12:42 PM
Marin is playing disastrous and lacking any real aggression in his game :help: I thought those pushing tendencies in the Santoro match were due to Fab's peculiar style, which can disrupt the best of them, but he's doing it again on Tomić floating shots that have none of that spin on them. Play your game goddamnit, it's not as if he's making fewer UEs with this pushing style anyway :fiery:

linus
01-20-2010, 02:16 PM
Now into the cruel set...

I 'hate' your serve rate, Marin :rolleyes: how to make the court so difficult :p

linus
01-20-2010, 03:16 PM
OMG.. finally, finally he passed it, hardly controlled my breath :p

No doubt I have much more confidence than the past years on Marin, while still became kinda confused, from the court, his balls.. whether he met something different, such as.. changing his racket or trying new ball-hitting or anything else??

I would rather thought Marin still needs to learn how to adjust the conditions all around... but, honestly, first from himself :angel:

take care, Marin, ready for the next :rocker:

oranges
01-20-2010, 03:34 PM
All I can say is thank goodness this is over.

Hope for a good match with Stan for a change.

minhee
01-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Thanks goodness he finally won...:o:smash::hug:
I almost dare not to watch the last games...
Hope he can find his rhythm after this crappy match...:unsure:

CR3WLFC
01-21-2010, 12:11 PM
Fix that first serve Marin.

tennizen
01-21-2010, 03:20 PM
Q. Were you surprised that Cilic was taken to five sets last night?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I didn't see any of the match. It's hard to explain. Cilic is, yeah, a very good player. I think a little bit when he's expected to win he doesn't quite play as well as ‑‑ you know, when he had to play a guy like Murray and that at the US Open, Murray and Del Potro, he had very little pressure on him.

Yeah, still, for Bernard to go out there and take ‑‑ Cilic is a quality player. Absolutely.

Some remarks by Hewitt on Cilic

oranges
01-21-2010, 04:44 PM
Thanks you Mr Hewitt. Here's to showing that quality tomorrow and we'll get an awesome match vs Stan the Man :p

oranges
01-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Started off with a lot of errors, but I'm pleased how he weathered it and raised his game as the match went on. Congrats and good luck against pony :bigclap:

linus
01-22-2010, 01:18 PM
So happy to see the result when I arrived at home :D It seemed Marin thought over something and found back some of himself :aplot:

Take care, dear Marin, and ready for Del Potro :devil:

CR3WLFC
01-24-2010, 07:28 AM
Can't believe he is not taking his chances. 7 break points in the third set all of them were sitter wich he missed with unforced errors.

CR3WLFC
01-24-2010, 07:31 AM
Finally took his 8th break point in the third set. 5-5... C'mon now Marin

linus
01-24-2010, 07:58 AM
Today, so far, Marin looked like that his shoulders had so much huge burden :rolleyes: his hands didnt listen to his brain, or his heart was shaking :o

Anyway, Marin, keep it up, dont hesitate, win is still better than loss :p

linus
01-24-2010, 08:44 AM
OMG, got broken to love :rolleyes:

always in the end of set :o

oranges
01-24-2010, 08:50 AM
:wavey: Hey, guys, didn't realize you were commenting here. Fifth set, I'm exhausted just watching. Ajmo Marin, focus and keep on pressing :yeah:

linus
01-24-2010, 08:55 AM
Del Potro is much more knowing how to take advance :p Marin is too frank accordingly, just didnt know how to make some hiddens to disturb the other. Well, that is his character, it always goes to someone himself, while if you want to win in the end, you must firmly do something worthy instead of waiting for it :cool:

Hei, Ajmo Marin!! bps again...

oranges
01-24-2010, 08:57 AM
2 more Bps gone, one on 2nd serve. He's returning better first serves almost the entire match.

linus
01-24-2010, 09:01 AM
I wish to make early break(s).. really worry about it when going to the end of set :lol:

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:05 AM
2 more, you have to take one now!!!

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:07 AM
Here it is, with some good defense. :bounce: Fimrly on serve now and press on return games :rocker2:

linus
01-24-2010, 09:08 AM
:lol: Marin DID make it, is it Real??? :rocker:

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:09 AM
Two more games, two more. Go for it on return

linus
01-24-2010, 09:10 AM
woooo... from the 5th set, Marin begins to find a real himself back :cool:

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:11 AM
:lol: Marin DID make it, is it Real??? :rocker:

I thought it would never happen :lol: 4/16 BP conversion. He took the first one he had to take the second set and then countless in later sets with almost nothing to show for it

linus
01-24-2010, 09:16 AM
I thought it would never happen :lol: 4/16 BP conversion. He took the first one he had to take the second set and then countless in later sets with almost nothing to show for it
I couldnt help thinking of something like that just like us, Marin didnt be satisfied with himself at all, since he couldnt raise up his 1st serve, couldnt bite the cruel points, he must be asking whys to himself, so at some point, he lost a little bit confidence on himself. While we have to say Del Potro knows how to read Marin, not only his games but also his characters.

I did feel pain of Marin :lol:

Anyway, when he should wake up, he persuaded himself finally, it seemed :aplot:

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:22 AM
Time to serve it out :yeah:

oranges
01-24-2010, 09:31 AM
And he does it, but not before wrecking our nerves some more :lol: Congrats Marin and good luck in quarters.

I need something to relax now, too much coffee too much tension

linus
01-24-2010, 09:31 AM
tough tough tough points to win :lol:

and finally Marin's supporters louded out :lol:

linus
01-24-2010, 09:39 AM
At least the final set I watched two young twenties playing with powers :cool: in the middle of the match, I thought I was watching two old close to thirties :lol:

Marin, wish this win could help you much, wish kinda more enough to help you in the quarters :angel:

take care and ready for the next week :rocker:

-junie-
01-24-2010, 09:45 AM
whoo I thought I was going to have a cardiac before it was over. It's dawn here but now I am too excited to sleep!
Ajmo Marin!!!!

Jelena_78
01-24-2010, 12:08 PM
:worship:

Congrats Marin!

linus
01-24-2010, 02:15 PM
interview from AO official site: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2010-01-24/201001241264332406859.html

Q. It was a hard way to make your first Australian Open quarterfinal. Tell us how did you do it in the end.

MARIN CILIC: Yeah, it was hard. But with lot of joy in the end. I mean, it was really tough match, especially first two, three sets where he played some great tennis, and I didn't even get a chance on his serve to break him till the end of the second set.

It wasn't easy to play him. I had to stay all the time really focused. I think the good thing that kept me in there was my serve. I wasn't going up and down so much. I think that was one key thing that I did well.

For the later parts of the match, I think in the fourth set I had some chances to break him earlier, but I think he also played there well. And I saw him that he was a little bit tired in those moments, so I just kept my focus till the end of the match, as I knew that I'm going to at least get one shot to break him.


Q. Did losing last year's U.S. quarterfinal to him have any influence in the way you approached today's game?

MARIN CILIC: Well, of course I took some experience from that match, and also from the match over here last year. It was different occasion. I played well since the beginning of the year. I knew what I could expect from him. The things he did in New York was easier for me to adjust here because I knew what could be coming and these things.

So I think I played some great points today. In my view to the game I think I approached very good.


Q. Did seeing him win the Open provide you with any extra motivation or self‑belief because you are so close in age?

MARIN CILIC: I mean, not really. I mean, he did that on his own. And for me, well, it's tough sometimes to judge myself with other guys or the other guys with me. Everybody has its own way.

But I think since that tournament, since US Open, I think I started to play much better. To win against better guys more often. Of course, here I had some tough matches in the first few rounds, and also that gave me a little more in one way that I was hitting a lot of balls. But also physically‑wise I was maybe a little bit skeptic what it was going to be. But today I felt really good physically, and that in the end was the main difference.


Q. How much has your game changed since you started working with Bob Brett? What kind of changes has he made to your game?

MARIN CILIC: I mean, we are working already three, four, five years, I'm not sure even. We've been always working on some things to improve. I think now I'm in a good position where I can look at myself, how I'm supposed to play. Definitely physical part is one thing that I improved a bit in this off‑season.

So that helps to play these long matches in a more consistent way. And also from the first few rounds, I had tough opponents, tough matches. So it just shows me how well I can play also, how well I'm prepared.


Q. Compared to the win over the Murray in New York, how is...

MARIN CILIC: It's different. With Murray, is completely different match. Obviously, I mean, he didn't play great there. But I did some good tactical things against him. It just opened like that.

But here, I mean, Del Potro knew I could play good, and we also ‑‑ I mean, we had also good match in US Open last year. It was different. Today I think he played well, really good, and maybe he was struggling physically. But, I mean, when he had the ball on his racquet, he was dangerous.


Q. To win it in five sets, more of a struggle versus New York, is that more satisfying?

MARIN CILIC: Doesn't matter. It's the same. Five sets or four sets, it doesn't make a difference for me.


Q. Can you talk about either Roddick or González as your next opponent?

MARIN CILIC: I mean, not much to say about them. They're both great players for guys who are playing at Grand Slams their best tennis. With González, I played here in 2008, where I won. So I think, anyway, I mean, whoever I'm going to play, it's not going to be easy definitely. I just have to I think recover good tomorrow and to try to be a hundred percent again.


Q. Do you feel ready to win three more matches?

MARIN CILIC: Well, I mean, I was thinking what could happen today if it went to four sets, five sets. But I survived pretty good. I was moving great I think in the fourth and fifth set. So I'm positive about that.

I think day off tomorrow ‑‑ always day off brings me some refreshment. And I think playing now these more important matches is also a little more adrenaline, so you don't feel so much if you are tired or not. But I believe I'm going to be ready.


Q. Do you feel nothing to lose before the match?

MARIN CILIC: I mean, I'm coming also with good background. I played great matches, winning against Del Potro also shows that I didn't go in that match, not to lose anything. I mean, I'm coming here, came to quarters. Now I'm not going to let it go easy.

CR3WLFC
01-24-2010, 02:43 PM
YESS Cilic :worship: well done :worship:

tennizen
01-24-2010, 02:44 PM
:woohoo: Best win of his career.Amazing:woohoo:

*Ljubica*
01-24-2010, 02:45 PM
Congrats Marin :inlove: Amazing achievement - well done and good luck against Roddick.

~Maya~
01-24-2010, 03:46 PM
Another great win for Marin. Good luck in QF :rocker2:

watchdogfish
01-24-2010, 09:12 PM
Revenge is complete...:drool:
Good job Marin, good luck in the next round :yeah:

tashanv
01-24-2010, 11:37 PM
YES I'm really really happy for Marin :woohoo: :hug:!!!!He did a great job and he deserved to win :hug:.I still love you Juan but Marin was the better man yesterday ;).

Deivid23
01-25-2010, 10:12 AM
Hi, for those Croatian posters in here, is there any Marin´s interview or reports about his fitness in Croatian press yesterday or today? I´m a bit concerned about it. Thanks

oranges
01-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Hi, for those Croatian posters in here, is there any Marin´s interview or reports about his fitness in Croatian press yesterday or today? I´m a bit concerned about it. Thanks

Nothing much, there are a couple of interviews. He said he's fine, just tired. Plans to rest, get a massage, eat pasta :lol:, relax and get a light training before the match. He sounds OK, I think his fitness is high, he's discussed it in previous interviews quite a few times

oranges
01-25-2010, 11:07 AM
They are playing the 3rd match on Rod Laver, after two women's :rocker2: If the ladies take 2 hours per match, that's 3PM local time, 5 in the morning in Europe

malisha
01-25-2010, 11:08 AM
Hi, for those Croatian posters in here, is there any Marin´s interview or reports about his fitness in Croatian press yesterday or today? I´m a bit concerned about it. Thanks

that is his line from his interview yesterday...cant find aynything fresher:

"In this moment the most important thing for me is to recover in day off to be 100% for my match with Roddick.
But , i think tiredness have no influence in matches like that. Its the adrenalin leading you through big matches.
Soma pasta, good massage , early off to bed and i sholud be ready for it"

its not much but i hope i helped you

http://www.vecernji.hr/sport/tenis/cilic-bit-cu-spreman-roddicka-clanak-83600

linus
01-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Good question :aplot: I think in the end of last year, physics work was written on the paper of Marin' training :cool: and from Chennai, we've seen it. Marin isnt that kind of guys who can easily dig into something new and follow it fast and make it into effect at once. He needs time :D

For tomorrow, I am almost sure I will watch the match live :rocker: I wish Marin nothing to lose, I would like ppl to put more bets on Roddick :lol: anyway, until the ball starts, the story will not tell its first word :angel:

Well, I read a good article on timesonline.co.uk (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article7000449.ece) today, about Marin's coach, Bob Brett, it is nice, wish you all would take a reading :wavey:

There were 354 points, all of them utterly absorbing before Marin Cilic defeated Juan Martin Del Potro, a result that has only added to the fascination of Andy Murray's section of the Australian Open draw this week.

Cilic, the conqueror of Murray in straight sets in last year's US Open, has announced himself as a grand slam contender in the mould of Goran Ivanisevic. Which is not unexpected considering it was Ivanisevic who sent Cilic to Bob Brett, his former coach, when he was 15 years old. Cilic stayed for a week the first time, he would stay forever now if he could.

Slowly but surely under the tutelage of Brett, the Australian once interviewed for the post of Director of Performance at the LTA but who felt the job's destiny had been decided before he had even arrived in London, Cilic has matured into a player rich in talent and of remarkable level-headedness for a 21-year-old. How he steadied his ship having lost the first and fourth sets to Del Potro, was inspirational. There are no Three Gorans here to write home about. Just one Marin.

Brett, who coached Ivanisevic through those times when he was regarded as a serial grand slam under-achiever, pins great faith in Cilic but does so in his usual understated manner. Not for Brett the desire for a headline, but only to do well by any player who wants to work with him. Look at Cilic against Del Potro and you understand what the partnership is all about.

Brett is unashamedly old school. He learned the art of man-management at the knee of Harry Hopman, the legendary Australian former Davis Cup captain who ran a regime in the 1950s and 60s that 'his' players still talk about in reverential tones. "There is no question about the influence of Hopman," Brett said. "I think it can well be summed up in the words of Kipling on Centre Court at Wimbledon about treating the twin imposters of triumph and disaster just the same.

"You cannot get too excited with the wins and equally, you should not get too despondent after the losses. It is about working out what is the next step forward in either case and trying to get better. It is about imagination, curiosity, and working hard. With Marin, as with any player I have worked with, you just try to add bits as you go along, but you need to right guy to work with. A coach cannot make a backhand passing shot at break point down, that is the player's task. I regard myself as very lucky."

Which, of course, is under-stating the job Brett has done. Not only does he still run an academy in San Remo, he is a consultant to Tennis Canada, helping to bring the best of their nation's youth to flower. What he might have done had he been granted the reins at the LTA, we shall never know.

"All credit has to go to Marin, though," he says. "He takes the information I feed to him and it is up to him to make something out of it. It is so important for a coach to be careful. You cannot change a player too quickly, it has to be done in small steps but, equally, there is only a certain window of opportunity available because it is very difficult to change a player once he has developed a certain style."

Whether or not he wins the Australian Open, the Net Post is as certain as he can be that Cilic will contest for the majors one day. His performance against Del Potro, especially in the fifth set after he had lost the fourth and the force appeared to be with the Argentine was exemplary. Brett didn't want to say as much, but he loved how his pupil responded. They are quite a pair.

Deivid23
01-25-2010, 11:54 AM
Thanks oranges and malisha.

tennizen
01-25-2010, 04:00 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus10/columns/story?columnist=ubha_ravi&id=4855696
"Definitely the win against Murray in New York was very good, and then against Davydenko, Nadal and Verdasco," Bob Brett, Cilic's venerable coach, said before practice Monday. "He's just become more aggressive. Now he's stronger, fitter, and he's able to sustain it for a longer period of time. Playing these guys more often, it's possible to learn."

Cilic certainly isn't averse to learning, added Brett, who has coached a few other Croats, including the zany Goran Ivanisevic and the intelligent Mario Ancic. Brett has also coached Boris Becker. Cilic and Brett have been together for almost six years.

"What is very good about him is that he's always ready for that something that needs to be changed and added to," Brett said. "He's very receptive and listens to my craziness. He's so committed to being good. He's a great athlete, he wants to be at the top, so he does everything that goes with that. He really has the passion."

oranges
01-25-2010, 04:44 PM
Zany Goran :haha:

Thanks tennizen :yeah:

RIboy
01-25-2010, 11:33 PM
zany Goran Ivanisevic and the intelligent Mario Ancic

:spit:

CR3WLFC
01-26-2010, 05:24 AM
Afwul tennis, but the first set is in :)

linus
01-26-2010, 05:43 AM
Every time when Marin began to serve, my nerve got roped :lol:

linus
01-26-2010, 05:47 AM
woo... this poor line lady :hug:

CR3WLFC
01-26-2010, 08:01 AM
another 5 sets MARIN :worship::worship:

linus
01-26-2010, 08:02 AM
OMG... I wanna cry :rocker:

Sileithel
01-26-2010, 08:09 AM
:woohoo: Congrats to Marin and to all of you his supporters!! :yeah:

~Maya~
01-26-2010, 08:22 AM
Wow. I'm so happy for him. His First SF, and it seems he breaks in the top 10 with this win :yeah:

oranges
01-26-2010, 11:27 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:
:bigclap::woohoo::music::aparty:

Welcome to top 10 Marin and huge congrats for the semi :rocker2:

linus
01-26-2010, 12:26 PM
Well, round after round, I cared his first serve more and more, it would really almost kill me :rolleyes: :lol:

While when I looked back, I started to pick Marin up along with Murray, Nadal, Gulbis, Del Potro and etc into my bag coz of close age to me, Marin at that time had much better 2nd serve than his first, he tended to have good results on clay. His good 2nd serve helped him to get challenge champion on clay, at that time his 2nd serve was nearly as good as Rafa on clay. But from the middle of 2008, I did notice his serve was improving, while acturally now I am still curious what is the reason his 1st serve down this year. But equally I am also curious how he went so far and make so many wins even 1st serve is worse :aplot: I mean Marin must have got big improvements except 1st serve :yeah: sometimes when you are young and have so many things to work hard on, you cant do them all at the same time. Gladly Marin himself knew this serve cost him so much :devil: wish him to get something calm down and try to keep his serve in safe area ;)

linus
01-26-2010, 12:39 PM
some Q&A from post-match interview, the complete version to check here http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2010-01-26/201001261264498534593.html


Q. Do you think it(composure) will also help when you come up to a semifinal?

MARIN CILIC: I'm not sure. In this case I'm not sure yet. I think it's the biggest thing that gonna be in there for me is to try to recover as much as I can and to try to be ready that I can play on my level.

I mean, composure is nothing comparing to physical ability.

Q. Do you allow yourself to think about winning the tournament yet?

MARIN CILIC: No. No, I mean, I'm still far away from that. I mean, it's tough to think about that, especially in this case where I had three matches in five sets. It won't be easy.


. Do you have the game to take it to Murray or Nadal?

MARIN CILIC: I mean, I don't know. Today was tough match mentally. Like if I would compare it with the Del Potro match, I played way better. But it's not easy when you come into these stages of tournament where you didn't get to before too many times. It's not easy psychologically to be able to bring your best tennis when you need it.

But for Murray or Nadal, I mean, definitely whoever it's gonna be, it's gonna take also a lot of energy out of me. So we'll see how I'm gonna be able to survive.

Marin is indeed a frank guy :angel: he always shows sincere himself to ppl :)

linus
01-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Lets take a read what Roddick said at Marin ;)
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2010-01-26/201001261264495556531.html


Q. What are your impressions of him as a young player coming through?

ANDY RODDICK: He keeps it together real well. Unlike a lot of the young guys who are very emotionally up and down, he doesn't beat on his chest, he stays the course, he's very deliberate, he hits the ball very well. Doesn't give an inch on the baseline. He literally sets up shop right behind the baseline and isn't going to be moved.

That's something to be dealt with when you're out there.


"he doesnt beat on his chest"... OMG, couldnt help laughing :lol:


Q. Cilic has played two five‑setters in a row, three in the tournament. How much of a factor do you think that will be for him in the next round, two five‑setters?

ANDY RODDICK: It will be a factor. Guessing how much, I'm not sure. The good thing for him is that he doesn't ‑‑ because he stands so close to the baseline and kind of directs traffic, there's not a whole ‑‑ he rarely gets outside the sidelines. Similar to what Andre used to do as far as minimizing his movement because he's controlling the points. Similar to how Del Potro plays a lot. So that's good for him. I don't think he's going to be able to ‑‑ he doesn't really spread the court too much.

That being said, five‑setters are five‑setters. I'm sure he'll be a little tired. He'll probably be cheering for those guys to go long tonight.


Mr. Roddick, how I wish you were so right but Rafa withdrew :aplot:


Q. In terms of the young players you've seen coming through this game, his ability to get through the fifth sets, be unflappable, resilient, where would you put him in the group of young players you've seen in the game?

ANDY RODDICK: Oh, I don't know. He's definitely composed. I mean, I don't know where to rank people 'cause, you know...

I mean, he was the same after he lost two sets as when he won two sets. I think that will definitely serve him well over the course of his career. I feel like, you know, there's a lot to like about him. He just goes about his business, does it the right way, and seems like a very hard worker. You know, like you said, he doesn't give you any encouragement, like the feeling you're on top of him, even though I probably was for a little while.


I kinda understood his feeling :p

oranges
01-26-2010, 12:52 PM
Yes, very honest, straightforward and down to earth. I love it :D

Hoping he'll play a blinder in the semi :angel: If not, give it your best, in any case there'll be more semis n the future no doubt.

Pepi.
01-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Hi guys!
exams are over so Im back :) I watched Marin's AO matches and I must say that Im very proud of him! Didnt expect him to beat Delpo or Andy but he did it! finally in a SF of GS :D Hopefully he beats Murray again :)

linus
01-26-2010, 03:33 PM
Hi guys!
exams are over so Im back :) I watched Marin's AO matches and I must say that Im very proud of him! Didnt expect him to beat Delpo or Andy but he did it! finally in a SF of GS :D Hopefully he beats Murray again :)
Welcome back :hug:

BTW... Andy-M seems full of confidence to win the day after tomorrow :aplot: so Marin needs to take some energy back, God bless you, Marin :rocker:

and from one Croatian article I read just now, Marin sent a text to his younger brother said he was ok but felt tired :hug: :hug: woo... wish encouragement from family could comfort him well enough :angel: btw... could anyone do me a favour, whether below the two guys, one is his father, and the other is his younger brother?? :wavey:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208686&stc=1&d=1264519946

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208687&stc=1&d=1264519946

oranges
01-26-2010, 03:38 PM
That's his younger brother, yes. I don't think the other one is his father, they don't appear in the media often, but I remember him being older. Could be his godfather, who travels with him occasionally, not sure

linus
01-26-2010, 03:42 PM
That's his younger brother, yes. I don't think the other one is his father, they don't appear in the media often, but I remember him being older.Could be his godfather, who travels with him occasionally, not sure
Thank you, dear :hug: when something goes to Marin, I always want to make it sure :p

Marin has two older brothers but he shows how he is a nice older brother as well :aplot: I remembered he said something like that his younger brother often gave him good and creative advice for tennis :lol: I do love Marin being such a guy with many warm feelings :angel:

oranges
01-26-2010, 03:46 PM
Here's the family picture, they just ran a story how they intend to celebrate. From left to right, father, brother Milan and uncle

http://www.jutarnji.hr/multimedia/archive/00244/cilic_medjugorje_o_244056S1.jpg

linus
01-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Here's the family picture, they just ran a story how they intend to celebrate. From left to right, father, brother Milan and uncle

http://www.jutarnji.hr/multimedia/archive/00244/cilic_medjugorje_o_244056S1.jpg
Thank you again so much, dear :smooch:

Younger brother is growing up, his face expression tends to be like Marin :aplot: I think the two pictures I chose above were taken some years ago :)

btw... his uncle reminds me of some Balkan movie man I watched years ago :p

tennizen
01-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Congrats to Marin for the first slam SF. And for reaching the top 10. His press conference was cute:inlove: and Roddick said nice things about him:D

Doomach777
01-26-2010, 05:52 PM
Ajmo Marine... markira se u petak svejedno ^^

tashanv
01-26-2010, 11:31 PM
:woohoo: Congrats to Marin and to all of you his supporters!! :yeah:

Aww Thanks for stopping by :hug:.Your really sweet.Juan is lucky your his fan :yeah:.

YES I am soooooooo happy Marin made it through that match :worship:.Now he's in the semis and from what i heard the top 10 :woohoo: :bounce:.I hope with everything in me he can beat Andy.It will be very hard but very sweet if he could pull off the next match and make it to the finals.

tashanv
01-26-2010, 11:36 PM
Congrats to Marin for the first slam SF. And for reaching the top 10. His press conference was cute:inlove: and Roddick said nice things about him:D

I know wasn't that press conference so cute :inlove:.
And I'm really surprised that Roddick would have anything nice to say about any tennis player :scratch:!!So yeah it was very nice of him to give complements to Marin :angel:!

oranges
01-26-2010, 11:45 PM
Roddick usually says nice things about other players and is quite funny and likable in his pressers, I consider his on court behavior and off-court personality quite Jekyll and Hyde. I love the image how Marin sets up shop on the baseline and directs traffic :lol:

linus
01-28-2010, 02:37 AM
Dears, impossible for me to watch today's match live, cheer for me loud :wavey:

Ajde Marin, believe in yourself, try your best, dont hesitate, be brave, but care, lets fight up :rocker:

oranges
01-28-2010, 09:33 AM
Marin takes the first set with 2 breaks :hearts: :bounce:

Linus, I'm cheering hard enough for you and a couple of others who are unable to watch :D

Doesn't look impressed with the occasion at all so far :yeah:

CR3WLFC
01-28-2010, 09:51 AM
He is seems so comfortable out there. Playing outstanding so far. 6-3 and 2-2

oranges
01-28-2010, 10:21 AM
One set all. He's playing too much into Murray's game right now, gotta be more aggressive, not engage in the junkball contest. Ajmooo, Marin

oranges
01-28-2010, 11:06 AM
2:1 down :sobbing: Hopefully, he has enough in the tank for another 5-setter

CR3WLFC
01-28-2010, 11:37 AM
seems to be really tired at the moment... Feets are not moving and everything is going against him.

Oh well he had a great tournament, and will definetly learn that in the future that he needs to get his earlier rounds get done quick

oranges
01-28-2010, 12:17 PM
No dice this time. Congrats on the run Marin, awesome two weeks overall. Rest up now. :yeah:

Zagreb tournament management says he's still coming, though he'd had to play on Tuesday at the latest if I'm not mistaken

clooe
01-28-2010, 01:04 PM
Congrats Marin for the tournament! :)

tennizen
01-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Congrats for a great run Marin. Rest up and improve your ranking for the next slam.

Pepi.
01-28-2010, 08:00 PM
I think he was tired :hug: Nice try :hug:
Im so proud of him :)

tashanv
01-28-2010, 11:29 PM
I am so proud of Marin :hug:!He had an amazing Australian open making it to the semis and he's now in the top 10 :worship:!And lets be honest if he wouldn't have had all those long matches he would have beat Murray ;)!

Anyway it's been a great start to the year for Marin and I think he has a a lot to look forward to this year :bounce:!

-junie-
01-29-2010, 01:01 AM
It was a great run!:bigclap:

erica
01-29-2010, 07:07 AM
Too bad he didn't manage to win yesterday, but all in all it was a great tournament :worship: I think it will lead to great things this year!

*Ljubica*
01-29-2010, 04:12 PM
Just wanted to add to the above comments. Yes, indeed it was a great tournament for Marin. I really hope he can take this good form forward into the rest of the year and consolidate his position in the Top 10. And of course, good luck in Zagreb.

tashanv
01-29-2010, 11:40 PM
Just wanted to add to the above comments. Yes, indeed it was a great tournament for Marin. I really hope he can take this good form forward into the rest of the year and consolidate his position in the Top 10. And of course, good luck in Zagreb.

Okay so I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your pictures you have of Novak in your signature!Especially the one of him and Janko that is sooooo HOT!!!!!!!Do you have a bigger version of that picture :scratch:?

Anyway I have seen your name around other player forums and have always wanted to say something to you about all the hotness you have in your signature :lol: :worship:!

linus
01-31-2010, 12:42 PM
After the AO final live watch, sigh, I did expect too much @ Andy-M :devil: then I saved up some time to review the semifinal between Marin and Andy-M, maybe coz of the result I had known, I went over it in a kind of calm emotion, just like that when we review old post cards sent by dear families and friends :angel: I have to tell that I am indeed feel proud of Marin, like you all :yeah: he did his best in AO this year, fighting over himself round after round, he is still improving :D

What a lovely Croatian supporter who ran into the court to shake hands with Marin :yeah: this man is another hero :lol:

linus
01-31-2010, 12:47 PM
Marin is such a graceful guy :hearts: I have to say again I love that hero-man :lol:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208775&stc=1&d=1264942002

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208776&stc=1&d=1264942002

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208777&stc=1&d=1264942002

linus
01-31-2010, 12:49 PM
Well, next week Marin gets a home tournament, first round against Hajek, I think it should be scheduled up to Tuesday :)

tashanv
01-31-2010, 11:33 PM
Linus thanks for the pictures of that awesome yet crazy guy :rolls:!He looks so small next to Marin :rolls:.
Is it really weird that I'm jealous of him?I mean after all the guy is probably looking at some jail time :lol:.

Anyway good luck to Marin at Zagreb :bounce:.I think the first round should be easy if he isn't to tired from the long flights and the hard two weeks he's played at the Australian Open!!!

malisha
02-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Ivanisevic is his coach in Zagreb(Brett is still his coach but hes not in Zagreb so Goran helps him)

http://www.jutarnji.hr/goran-ivanisevic-postaje-trener-marinu-cilicu/527009/


Ivanisevic had a good flat serve...maybe he cant teach Marin few things about hitting it cleanly
Goran had average volleys but Marin can learn from him how to volley IMO

linus
02-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Ivanisevic is his coach in Zagreb(Brett is still his coach but hes not in Zagreb so Goran helps him)

http://www.jutarnji.hr/goran-ivanisevic-postaje-trener-marinu-cilicu/527009/

Ivanisevic had a good flat serve...maybe he cant teach Marin few things about hitting it cleanly
Goran had average volleys but Marin can learn from him how to volley IMO
Thank you Malisha for this information, I went to find some photos today with the Goran Coach and Pupil Cilic :aplot: Well, Goran Coach, teach our Marin more :aplot:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208801&stc=1&d=1265033416

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208802&stc=1&d=1265033416

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208803&stc=1&d=1265033416

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208804&stc=1&d=1265033416

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208805&stc=1&d=1265033416

oranges
02-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Ivanisevic is his coach in Zagreb(Brett is still his coach but hes not in Zagreb so Goran helps him)

http://www.jutarnji.hr/goran-ivanisevic-postaje-trener-marinu-cilicu/527009/


Ivanisevic had a good flat serve...maybe he cant teach Marin few things about hitting it cleanly
Goran had average volleys but Marin can learn from him how to volley IMO

More than on actual technique, I think Marin could use some input on (and practice) when to come forward for an easy putaway. I was actually quite impressed that he kept coming to the net every now and then against del Potro, despite being passed quite a few times. Not that many of those 70 or so approaches were the easy ones and those would, aside from finishing some points earlier and easier, make him more confident there and improve an already solid winning ratio.

These two should have fun together. Goran is such a nutter in the most positive sense I can think of :lol:

TiggerAngel
02-01-2010, 05:46 PM
These two should have fun together. Goran is such a nutter in the most positive sense I can think of :lol:

That is good. Especially as his nanny just died. He should have fun people around to cheer him up. I hope that he does well.

I wonder if that means that Goran will be throwing rackets from the spectators box or not. That could be funny. :devil::)

RIboy
02-01-2010, 06:13 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208801&stc=1&d=1265033416


goran looks like homeless :spit:

oranges
02-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Not really, more like a rapper, but thankfully he doesn't rap :haha:

Nr 1 Fan
02-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Hello, I'm new on the forum and a fan of Cilic.
I think he played great in the AO, not only in terms of results but also in terms of playing style.
He went to the net a lot more, which is good to see. I think Ivanesivic will do well in improving this volleys and in that way adding a good variation to Cilic game.
If he keeps improving like this, he could prove to be the revelation of the year, I think this could become his breakthrough year.

tashanv
02-02-2010, 12:56 AM
goran looks like homeless :spit:
:spit: That's funny.Your right he looks kind of homeless there :haha:!
Hello, I'm new on the forum and a fan of Cilic.
I think he played great in the AO, not only in terms of results but also in terms of playing style.
He went to the net a lot more, which is good to see. I think Ivanesivic will do well in improving this volleys and in that way adding a good variation to Cilic game.
If he keeps improving like this, he could prove to be the revelation of the year, I think this could become his breakthrough year.

Aww Welcome I'm glad you decided to join us here :hug:!And I agree with all the nice things you said about Marin :worship:!

And you have great taste in tennis players(I'm also in love with Del Potro) :hearts:.

My name is Tasha by the way.Whats your name?

australka
02-02-2010, 10:12 AM
hehe i love the pictures of goran oh how i miss him :(
good luck to marin in lovely zagreb. i just hope hes not too tired and jetlagged.
AJDE MARINE do it for your fans and defend your title :)

Nr 1 Fan
02-02-2010, 08:01 PM
:spit: That's funny.Your right he looks kind of homeless there :haha:!


Aww Welcome I'm glad you decided to join us here :hug:!And I agree with all the nice things you said about Marin :worship:!

And you have great taste in tennis players(I'm also in love with Del Potro) :hearts:.

My name is Tasha by the way.Whats your name?

My name is Jos. Yes, I'm fan of Cilic and Del Potro, hope this will become a great rivalry in the future (very likely I think).

croat123
02-02-2010, 11:47 PM
who wouldn't want goran as their coach...especially after such a stressful tournament in australia. marin should be relaxed this week and have fun. will be interesting if he and ivo clash in the quarters

linus
02-03-2010, 01:48 AM
:p I think Goran chose to be a coach not just because he did want to get a new play but he does love the guy, and he found something similar in his feeling :angel: I mean Marin is such a good guy, some love him, some will for sure give him respect even he is not their cup of tea :aplot:

linus
02-03-2010, 01:51 AM
Well, wednesday in center court (Cro time):

Illya MARCHENKO (UKR) - Ivan DODIG (CRO)

not before 13:45
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) - Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

not before 17:00
Marin CILIC (CRO) - Jan HAJEK (CZE)

linus
02-03-2010, 02:34 AM
BTW... on Zagreb official site there was one article yesterday "Cilic: I have reached Top 10 but I still have goals"

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208829&stc=1&d=1265164616

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=208830&stc=1&d=1265164616


ZAGREB - Start of the last season was great for Marin Cilic, as he won Zagreb and Chennai and reached 4th round of the Australian Open during the first 40 days of 2009. But this year might be even better! He won Chennai again and advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open. It means that during this week he will be ranked as number 10 on ATP singles rankings, which is his best rankings ever.

"Season has started better then I expected. For the first time in my career I had to defend an ATP title in Chennai and pressure on me was higher than usual. I gained extra experiance at the Australian Open and I am more than satisfied with the level of my game. My tennis against Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick was great. I opened a new window for the upcoming months and already have 1000 points", Cilic said in fron of the media in the tournament's press office on Monday.

Did you have enough time to rest and adjust to the different time zone?

"I arrived on Saturday and got some rest, but the most important thing was not to get lazy. It will be all under control on Wednesday."

How do you feel as member of the elite Top 10 club?

"Nothing has changed so far. I still want to advance, to play better, to learn something new during every practice session. By reaching Top 10 I took some pressure off my back but I still have goals."

You practiced with Goran Ivanisevic on Sunday. How was that arranged?

"We discussed that at the end of the last year. Goran said he wanted to help me and that's great. I really think that his experience will be of great help and that I will get some very useful advice to use in my game."

linus
02-04-2010, 07:21 AM
After easy win over Hajek, Thursday will come Koellerer :cool: Ajmo Marin :D

CENTRE COURT, start 11:30

Michael BERRER (GER) - Petar JELENIC (CRO)

not before*13:45
Lukas LACKO (SVK) - Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

not before 17:00
Marin CILIC (CRO) - Daniel KOELLERER (AUT)

followed by
Alexandre SIDORENKO (FRA) - Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)

oranges
02-04-2010, 05:34 PM
Marin exudes confidence :D Excellent serving today, among other things.

croat123
02-04-2010, 05:37 PM
great serving today...what a turn-around from chennai where marin didn't play too well and had to really fight hard to defend his title. 12-1 on the year, right? let's make it 15-1 (just like goran did one year if i remember correctly)

linus
02-05-2010, 04:31 AM
I watched his two rounds matches while my project jobs cost me too much time, hard to find enough time to discuss them with you all, sigh, anyway, later still better than never, lets come later :aplot:

from Zagreb official site, after 62 62 against Hajek, Marin said "It was better than expected. And, the most important, match did not last long"

while after 62 61 out Koellerer Cilic lost only seven points on serve and never faced break point. In two matches in Zagreb he spent only 1:57 hour on court. Asked if he decided to play short matches after some long ones in Australia he said:
"No, it does not go that way. It just happened. I am in good shape, have no more ups and downs (in my game)."

Speaking about playing Karlovic he added:
"It won't be easy, that's for sure. Among all players left in the tournament he is the toughest one. It's tricky to play against him. I know him well, we practised a lot together, but we never played each other. It will be decided by nuances."

on Friday

CENTRE COURT, start 13:45

Michael BERRER (GER) - Viktor TROICKI (SRB)

not before 17:00
Marin CILIC (CRO) - Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)

followed by
Jurgen MELZER (AUT) - Illya MARCHENKO (UKR)

oranges
02-05-2010, 06:03 PM
:cool: 7:6 6:4 against Ivo. Take the title Marin :rocker:

linus
02-06-2010, 02:26 AM
Marin looked calm, concentrated on court, his serve went back to his good time for my memory, which made me believe that his Chennai and AO were trying something new :p

Thanks god that I didnt notice any bad sign for his fitness, which really made me happy. Ajmo Marin against left-hander Mezler, lets avenge :rocker:

After 76 64 against Karlovic, Marin said Karlovic hit 24 aces but it was not enough to stop Cilic who now has eight consecutive wins in Zagreb. Cilic saved set point at 5-6 in the tie breaker, won three points in a row and made crucial break at the very beginning of the second set. He never faced a break point.

"Match was on the edge, just like expected. Ivo served great and I felt that he hit two or three aces in every game. But I was concentrated in every service game and kept discipline throughout the match."

While ahead the coming semifinals, Melzer said like this "He obviously comes with a lot of confidence after reaching the semis at the Australian Open and the Top 10 for the first time," commented Melzer, who has a 21-4 record against Croatian players. "Also he is the defending champion, so he knows how to win here. But I won our last match and we always had tight matches."

Saturday

CENTRE COURT, start 17:00

Marin CILIC (CRO) - Jurgen MELZER (AUT)

followed by
Michael BERRER (GER) - Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER)

oranges
02-06-2010, 06:09 PM
Into the final :rocker:

I thought he looked a bit sluggish today, perhaps AO is catching up to him. Good thta he has two weeks off afterwards. :yeah:

croat123
02-06-2010, 08:34 PM
yeah...looking tired. probably had some adrenaline pushing him through earlier this week, but you can see he's played a lot of tennis lately. hopefully he can get over the last hump tomorrow and then relax before the critical Dubai/Davis Cup/IW/Miami series. Thankfully we should have an easy openner in DC so that should be an easy week for Marin

linus
02-07-2010, 02:28 PM
I see Marin should have been tired even when he arrived at Zagreb, so this year we notice he didnt take part in many activities off court. While when he could find his own rhythm on court, felt comfortable, he moved well and right, then the match(es) looked okay, such as the qf vs Karlovic. But when it came Melzer, something was not as right as Ivo, he is not as tall as Marin, moved well, and his ball turned fast/flat, the height made Marin kinda difficult to find the accurate route, left-hander is always hard to handle in the early games of a match(thats why I could easily win many games but when time went damn long, I lost for sure :lol: ) at this point he lost their last meeting, in final. Thanks God Marin wasnt the old boy this year :) Well, Marin is hungry for relax, I agree totally.

Ajmo dear Marin, lets keep it up, right for today :rocker:

Same court, same time:

Not before 17:00
Marin Cilic vs Michael Berrer

linus
02-07-2010, 03:10 PM
BTW... yesterday I saw Marin's father sitting there cheering for his son and Goran Coach as well ;) and... Goran' little angel girl, I like her :angel:

oranges
02-07-2010, 03:17 PM
I haven't seen Goran's daughter before, maybe when she was just a baby. She's adorable

linus
02-07-2010, 03:26 PM
I haven't seen Goran's daughter before, maybe when she was just a baby. She's adorable
Goran divorced, didnt he? whether has he married again? his little angel yesterday being there clamly reminded me of Kafelnikov’s little angel, she got arounded on Marat's knees at his early tennis age :)

Sorry for this off-topic :lol:

oranges
02-07-2010, 03:52 PM
Is he? Not that I know, but then again, I'm not very well informed in that area.

As for off topic, we have to kill time till the match starts ;) Not long now.

Ajmo Marin, get the 5th title if memory serves. :rocker2:

linus
02-07-2010, 07:10 PM
:woohoo: Marin did that :bounce: especially after so long weeks' tennis without stop and really a good showing Berrer fighting :worship: I am indeed proud of him, more on his concentration and win-over himself :music: Tho in my eyes, Marin has been changing something on court, which showed his shortage at serve, baseline and so on while it showed he still has much space to take on as well :banana: Let me be patient :angel: Let us wait :cool: Let Marin take two weeks' pause and practice to get ready for the coming tougher competitions :crazy:

oranges
02-07-2010, 07:15 PM
Marin is dead tired by now :hug: I think only adrenaline after losing the second made it possible to raise the level at the beginning of the third. Big congrats for the effort and the fifth title :worship: :woohoo:

marina36
02-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Congrats Marin!!

It's my first post here, I'm not a huge fan (for the moment...) but I appreciate him more and more...
So, surely not my last post! ;)

tashanv
02-08-2010, 12:41 AM
Well done Marin :woohoo:!Now get some rest :hug:!

linus
02-22-2010, 11:07 AM
Well, let us be back active from Dubai :rocker:

Marin' quarters draw:

Robredo vs Benneteau
Melzer vs Bolelli
Koubek vs F.Lopez
Clement vs Cilic

oranges
02-22-2010, 11:23 AM
In honor of return to courts, here's Marin meditating, a key to continuing the good form from previous weeks :p

http://www.jutarnji.hr/multimedia/archive/00243/marin__ili__austra_243987S1.jpg

Not a bad draw for such a strong event :yeah: Ajmo :rocker2:

croat123
02-22-2010, 03:44 PM
koubek took out lopez and fed is out sick. no excuses for not taking advantage and making the semis

oranges
02-23-2010, 12:33 PM
Nice, convincing start :rocker:

Viky-cro
02-23-2010, 12:51 PM
I haven't seen Goran's daughter before, maybe when she was just a baby. She's adorable

this baby on the picture is his son, his daughter is older :)

Goran divorced, didnt he? whether has he married again? his little angel yesterday being there clamly reminded me of Kafelnikov’s little angel, she got arounded on Marat's knees at his early tennis age :)

Sorry for this off-topic :lol:

They are not divorced, actually they got married last May :)

Sorry for off-topic

And congrats Marin for this routine win over Clement

oranges
02-23-2010, 01:00 PM
this baby on the picture is his son, his daughter is older :)


Boy, I'm really not informed, I didn't even know he has another child :lol: He's adorable than :hearts:

tennizen
02-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Good start, Marin:D

linus
02-23-2010, 03:10 PM
Ok, got the first round in bag, now ready for Koubek :tennis:

but Marin still has some problems on his 1st serve which is not a new story so Marin, keep it up and control it well enough :cool:

tennizen
02-23-2010, 04:39 PM
Some quotes from Marin in this article

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article7037647.ece

linus
02-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Against Koubek, the 1st set was very ok, the 2nd set had some problems, but I think some was from his serve-trying, some from his little cold (from his voice I guessed of that) anyway, he didnt make it into the 3rd set, thanks God :angel:

Now Melzer netting before the semifinals, ajmo Marin, fly over him AGAIN :tennis:

linus
02-24-2010, 02:14 PM
this baby on the picture is his son, his daughter is older :)


They are not divorced, actually they got married last May :)

Sorry for off-topic

And congrats Marin for this routine win over Clement
Me again sorry for this off-topic :aplot:

Thank you so much to help me open the cover of this Goran thing :hug: now it said that he had a girl baby first, then a boy with his girlfriend(once) and after some years, till last May, they finally got married, is it? :p

linus
02-24-2010, 02:20 PM
Some quotes from Marin in this article

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article7037647.ece
Thank you dear :hug: I read it too, Marin's words on Goran' coach help cleared something of my confusion at Marin's 1st serve recently, anyway, try means progress, I have confidence on Marin :angel: I will quote the article at press thread :wavey:

oranges
02-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Shame for a nice draw, but a combination of wind and Melzer stepping up and adjusting his game turned the tide after Marin initially ran away. Ended up decided on a few big points. Onto the DC and then the masters :)

tennizen
02-25-2010, 02:34 PM
Shame for a nice draw, but a combination of wind and Melzer stepping up and adjusting his game turned the tide after Marin initially ran away. Ended up decided on a few big points. Onto the DC and then the masters :)


I had a suspicion this would happen. In-form Melzer is always dangerous and Cilic was bound to have a dip one of these days. I really hope he does well at one of the MS.

watchdogfish
02-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Aw shame Marin lost today :sad: but at least he'll be better rested for DC and Indian Wells/Miami. :)

watchdogfish
03-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Marin won his DC match today. 64 63 63 over Giovanni Lapentti. Croatia are 2-0 up :yeah: :D

-junie-
03-06-2010, 04:02 PM
Congrats to Croatia! The little bit I saw of the doubles was exciting :bounce:

oranges
03-06-2010, 04:14 PM
Good job boys :D Marin almost never plays doubles and the Lapentti brothers are a solid team, very good win to close the tie and take it easy for the rest of the weekend.

linus
05-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Just finished watching Marin's match against Berrer, happy to see that he played well, I do love clay, what slides again and again :aplot:

Sorry hurried to change the title, good luck Marin for next round against Greul, wish it kinda easy ;)

petar_pan
05-05-2010, 11:27 AM
the best marin match ever. so many great points without UE's
great, just great

oranges
05-05-2010, 12:55 PM
I'm not sure why he's playing Munich since he has 2 250 titles already and is certain to play Queens as well for possible 3rd countable result :confused:

petar_pan
05-05-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm not sure why he's playing Munich since he has 2 250 titles already and is certain to play Queens as well for possible 3rd countable result :confused:


he needs matches on clay
if he win this tournament and if he willn't win in chennai this tournament will be counted
this tournament can replace 4th best result on tournamtns from series 500

Baghdatis#1
05-06-2010, 05:02 AM
Marin :yeah:

linus
05-07-2010, 02:12 AM
Thanks God Marin finally passed over Greul Test :p No doubt Marin had the ability to win while he did trouble himself to lose it almost as well. To me it looked like that Marin had changed his clay-playing style in comparison to his earlier years (including challengers) which kinda confused me :confused: Maybe he is partising something better for grass/hard? Maybe he had to change coz of his body growing? Maybe he still felt it hard to read the opponents' games on court? Or maybe...?

As for the match, it was Marin who gave more chances to Greul to get points game after game, Marin tried and wanted to win but Greul was more active and easier for him to run Marin up :p Greul' balls were more changeable while Marin looked kinda lost at some points, whether should I say he didnt get mind ready enough? :aplot: or just like what my friend said "Ohmy, is it really clay? are you sure it is not hard or grass?" I knew the meaning was that Marin didnt shoot clay things enough or made use of clay. So I was kinda worried. I mean it didnt matter win or lose, if it helps and make you better. Otherwise you have to shout at yourself and find the right routes.

Anyway thanks God Marin stays in health, pratises hard and wants to win. Time is the best witness. Ajmo Marin :hug:

linus
05-07-2010, 02:19 AM
I'm not sure why he's playing Munich since he has 2 250 titles already and is certain to play Queens as well for possible 3rd countable result :confused:
I guessed that Marin himself also was eager to know why he was so bad on clay in the last weeks :aplot: it is more important to make himself clear what had happened. Marin isnt that kind of guys who have quick responds for the first time, he always needs more time to make things assured. Besides there are other reasons I think, while anyway Marin is a clear guy who knows how to make choices, at least they should be not bad to him :hug:

tennizen
05-07-2010, 04:31 PM
Cilic up a break against Almagro

oranges
05-07-2010, 04:47 PM
He's playing really good too, after God knows how long ;)

linus
05-09-2010, 05:16 PM
Lost in the end :hug: with the 0-4 tough losses to Misha it feels not good while have to say Marin made his tries. For some while I smelt of some chances to win... Really hard to eat the game when the match went to 3-3 and sent out a love game gift :sad: just one game's missing but for a cruel mtch, one game means too much. Wish Marin could learn more from this. Maybe at that time just like me, thought that "now it comes the key games, to break him or to get broken", Gosh, I hated myself :p

It seems Marin still needs something, both tennis itself and his confidence. Good luck, my guy, let it move on, Madrid has come :hug:

Baghdatis#1
05-13-2010, 05:12 PM
Beat Ferrer! :rocker2:

oranges
05-13-2010, 07:23 PM
The ladies have finished, shouldn't be long now :rocker2: GL Marin

tennizen
05-13-2010, 08:57 PM
As expected, Ferrer too strong for Cilic:tears:

oranges
05-13-2010, 09:02 PM
Yep, perhaps if he wasn't so very up and down, there'd be a chance, but as it is steamrolled

Baghdatis#1
05-14-2010, 03:05 AM
Marin :hug: