Marin Cilic Player Profile
Marin Cilic will hope to rediscover the form which helped him win the US Open last year
Marin Cilic is revisiting the scene of his first Grand Slam title when he returns to the US Open.
The Croatian was the shock winner of the 2014 tournament when he defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 and now, for the first time, enters a Grand Slam as the defending champion.
His build-up on the hard courts hasn't been ideal and included a thrashing by Richard Gasquet in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters but Cilic has already demonstrated what he can do in New York.
A shoulder problem has interrupted Cilic's year, forcing a withdrawal from the Australian Open in January. His Wimbledon campaign ended with defeat to Novak Djokovic and he was ousted from the French Open by David Ferrer.
His Grand Slam performances in 2015 have been less than stellar but he will be aiming to fly the Croatian flag at Flushing Meadows as successfully as he did last year.
- Nationality: CRO
- Date Of Birth: September 28, 1988
- Became Pro: 2005
- Height: 1.98 m
|04/10/15||G Garcia-Lopez||ATP Shenzhen Open||SF||Lost||6-1, 5-7, 3-6|
|02/10/15||H Chung||ATP Shenzhen Open||QF||Won||7-66, 6-4|
|01/10/15||J Millman||ATP Shenzhen Open||R2||Won||6-3, 4-6, 6-3|
|11/09/15||N Djokovic||US Open||SF||Lost||0-6, 1-6, 2-6|
|08/09/15||J Tsonga||US Open||QF||Won||6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-73, 6-4|
|06/09/15||J Chardy||US Open||R4||Won||3-6, 6-2, 6-72, 1-6|
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