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Old 06-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #46
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Default Re: What is happening to Marin Cilic?

Time for Marin to change his coach. There hasn't been any improvement in his game and other players learned how to play against him. Lack of focus and confidence is obvious. If he doesn't do something soon, I'm afraid he'll sink deeper.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:18 PM   #47
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Honestly, who cares?
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #48
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Honestly, who cares?
exactly. He's terrible for the game. It's better if he goes away into the 50-100 range.
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^^
You obviously care very much.

Marin just lacks fire inside him, there's no passion in his tennis.
It doesn't look like he enjoys it at the moment.
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If you want to know what exactly is happening with cilic send me a PM .don't want to risk another ban
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #51
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Default Re: What is happening to Marin Cilic?

He is a hardcourt rat. I don't need say more. He will pick up his form soon, I guess
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He is a hardcourt rat. I don't need say more. He will pick up his form soon, I guess
Unfortunately, he chose Hambourg on clay...instead of Wahsington where he has a semi to defend !!! Does he try to suicide ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #53
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Default What happened to Marin Cilic after the Australian Open 2010?

Marin Cilic's fall from grace is inexplicable, at least as far as I'm concerned.

Back in late 2009 and early 2010, he was awesome. Very good serve, accurate powerful shots from both wings, decent touch at the net, and he looked like a player who could still progress a lot and contend for big titles/top ranking positions.

In the 2009 USO, he completely obliterated Murray, who was world no.2 back then (although just because Nadal had skipped Wimbledon) and went on to cause some trouble to Del Potro in the quarters - Delpo is a horrible matchup for Cilic and ended up winning the tournament. All in all, a great breakout tournament.

In the 2010 AO, he did even better, beating Roddick - who was very good back then - and Del Potro - who, even with a bad wrist, was still a death matchup for him. It's safe to say that if he had not had such a tough draw, needing to play 5 sets vs Roddick and Delpo, he would have had a great shot to make the final. He was crushing Murray yet again until he ran out of gas, and Murray eventually outgrinded him.

You'd have expected him to build on these great showings and keep improving, but no. After this, he completely disappeared. 2 years later, instead of progressing he has regressed. His serve isn't very effective, his groundstrokes are erratic - there are matches where he's like an unforced error machine - he's a shadow of the player he was two years ago. What happened? I know he's had some injury problems, but surely that can't explain everything, can it? He did show a glimpse at last year's US Open, but so far hasn't backed it up.

More importantly, what does the future hold for him. He's only 23, so extremely young and he does have the weapons to be a legitimate top player. I really see no reason why he shouldn't be in the top 10 at the very least. Should we expect a big move from him soon or do you think his great form back in 2009/2010 was just a flash in a pan? I want to believe it is not as he showed some real talent/ability to compete, making me expect great things.

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Well he was just out for 4 months with a serious achilles injury, so don't expect his game to be top notch right away, his serve has never been good though.
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I do wonder what happened after AO 2010. Just seemed like an average player after that.
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Injury and confidence.
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Well he was just out for 4 months with a serious achilles injury, so don't expect his game to be top notch right away, his serve has never been good though.
Yes, I'm aware that he was injured just a while ago. But the thing is, he "disappeared" after AO 2010. One would expect him to keep improving and build on his great Slam performances, but he just disappeared. It's strange.

And his serve was pretty good. Not like his compatriots Goran and Ivo, but a good shot nonetheless. Better than for instance Del Potro's, a player of similar height and playing style. Now it sucks though.

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I do wonder what happened after AO 2010. Just seemed like an average player after that.
Exactly my point. He looked so awesome in USO 2009 and AO 2010 and then he suddenly became average. Surely there must be some explanation... He looked set to be one of the leading players of his generation (and can still be, but doesn't look so promising at the moment).
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Yes, I'm aware that he was injured just a while ago. But the thing is, he "disappeared" after AO 2010. One would expect him to keep improving and build on his great Slam performances, but he just disappeared. It's strange.

And his serve was pretty good. Not like his compatriots Goran and Ivo, but a good shot nonetheless. Better than for instance Del Potro's, a player of similar height and playing style. Now it sucks though.



Exactly my point. He looked so awesome in USO 2009 and AO 2010 and then he suddenly became average. Surely there must be some explanation... He looked set to be one of the leading players of his generation (and can still be, but doesn't look so promising at the moment).
Better than Delpo's, never.
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Injury and confidence.
Pretty much. The guy has a lot of potential though, he played fed tough in last years Us Open. I'd like to see him do well again.
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Default Re: What happened to Marin Cilic after the Australian Open 2010?

it pretty much all started after an incident when he was practicing with a german youngster and the kid collapsed and got sent to the hospital. I think that affected him a bit and then he also got injured a couple times, the major time being this year which delayed the start of his season.

at times it looks like he's getting back to that level
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