Cilic was superb in just about every department, got broken only once, showed maturity, poise, fighting spirit, and most importantly spectacular tennis. Gonzalez didn't start off too well, but Cilic's impressive game threw him off his game and forced him out of his element.
A great win for Marin, he's got a huge talent and an entertaining game. :worship:
Never in doubt.
Tall Croatian teenagers with double-handad backhand are always good in Australian Open:
1989: Ivanisevic, 17 years - quarterfinal
2003: Ancic aka "baby Goran", 19 years - 4th round
2008: Cilic aka "baby Mario", 19 years - at least 4th round