Cilic def. Marray 7-5 7-6(11) to qualify for his first GS

01-13-2007, 04:21 AM
good win Marin!!

01-13-2007, 04:23 AM
what a tight scoreline and tb :eek:
i'm very surprised he was able to hold on cause this match probably should have been over in about 45 mins.

some stats:
stat: cilic/marray
aces: 7/0
dfs: 1/3
winners: 42/22
ues: 15/22
recieving points won: 43%/29%
bps: 2 of 10/1 of 1
total points: 97 - 79

marray came in to net 101 times (won 55)

good job marin, but please use your bps next time. the only thing that makes me mad is that 5 of his ues can in the tb (including the df). 4 came in the game in which he was broken.
also, his 10 bps were spread over about 6 games :o

hope you get a good draw!!

01-13-2007, 04:23 AM
Can someone describe Cilic's game for me? Judging by his age, size, and results, he seems very promising.

01-13-2007, 04:25 AM
All I know is he hit 42 winners with only 15 unforced errors. Those are great numbers for such a tight match.

01-13-2007, 04:26 AM
i saw him play a few times last year. very nice serve and surprisingly solid groundstrokes. his biggest problem right now is adjusting to his own body. he is still growing (6'5" on atp but certainly taller by now) and just have to get used to it. because of this, his movement is sometimes weaker than it should be.

01-13-2007, 04:30 AM
Marray does have a pretty good serve (he pushed Hewitt to two close tiebreaks at Queens one year, and has blown a two sets to one lead twice at Wimbledon), so the tight scoreline isn't totally unexpected. Mind you, 55 of 101 net points tells you he is something of a bluff and charge merchant.

01-13-2007, 04:44 AM
yeah, i'm quite sure that the stats for marin's winners/ues are scewed because marray kept coming in to net. it made for some easy passes and also probably for a lot of "forced" errors in the mind of the person doing the stats.

01-13-2007, 05:37 AM
Cilic plays Bozoljac in the 1st round! what a good draw!!

Blue Heart24
01-13-2007, 07:41 AM
Marin :yeah:

Peta Pan
01-13-2007, 07:57 AM
I've watched 2 of his matches this week and he has been very impressive. Thought he'd have won this match today a lot easier but Marray was playing a lot of nice shots too to his credit.

Could be an interesting atmosphere at the Bozoljac v Cilic match!

I'd like to see him get through, but then I like Ilija too.

01-13-2007, 08:04 AM
another croat player in Australian open...:worship: :)

Horatio Caine
01-13-2007, 08:05 AM
Johnny :sobbing: :sad: Soooo close to the MD :tears:

Nice win by Cilic though, but kind of expected :yeah:

Voo de Mar
01-13-2007, 08:16 AM
Congrats :) I've never seen this boy but he will play (perhaps) against Haas in the 2nd round. Eurosport will show this match for sure :)

Deathless Mortal
01-13-2007, 10:10 AM
Yeah, good draw for 1st round, but in 2nd there is Haas, too tough i'm afraid...
01-13-2007, 10:18 AM
Wonderful win Marin !! I'm so proud of him reaching his first GD main draw ! I hope and I think he can make it in the first round, and then who knows... :worship:

01-13-2007, 10:49 AM
congrats Cilic!

good luck against Bozoljac :fiery:


01-13-2007, 10:52 AM
well done marin :) :yeah:

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01-13-2007, 11:12 AM
good performance from jonny, very close, much closer than i thought it would be