US Open Champion Marin Cilic Still Hasn’t Played This Year, And He Won’t Play Davis Cup Either
by Tom Gainey | March 3rd, 2015, 10:21 am

Marin Cilic’s ailing right shoulder still isn’t right. The US Open champion was on the Croation team that is playing in Serbia this weekend, but Cilic has pulled out due to the shoulder which has kept him off the tour this year, and troubled him the last half of 2014.

Without Cilic, Croatia will turn to 18-year-old Borna Coric who will try to thwart Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki.

According to his website, Cilic says he will return at Indian Wells in 10 days. The last time he was in the U.S. he won the US Open.

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13 Comments for US Open Champion Marin Cilic Still Hasn’t Played This Year, And He Won’t Play Davis Cup Either

sienna Says:

turn back injury to unleash hell and damnation second part of season.

most emphatic slam win since Fedal.

Hippy Chick Says:

Good riddance….

El_Flaco Says:

He shortened up his service motion which was the right thing to do, but it increased the stress on his shoulder. Also, didn’t Nadal make a slight change to his serve grip a few years ago to try and beef up the mph? This may have coincided with an ailing shoulder.

lyle nubbins Says:

@ sienna – – lol!

Matador Says:

he sold his soul to the devil to win the Open and is paying the price for it.

Okiegal Says:

@El_Flaco 1:34

Yes he did…..abductor muscle, I think?? Not real sure. He stated in an interview after that he did change his serve but the change caused a problem. Would he have won w/o the change? We’ll never know. But he got the title and another one serving like normal… is hard to figure out, so fickle, but that’s why I love it! :)

sienna Says:

his level USOpen was so high that people start to think he sold his soul to the devil.

well maybe. or maybe he just was topped of with every enhancement drug available.
or his level is the new standard.

I hope the last reason. There are no serious treats for current top three guys.

Fedal will bum out ocassionally but they can easiley stay ahead of the field except Djokovic of course.

only player who has upped the stakes and level of play is Cilic.

Ben Pronin Says:

LOL the new standard? Are we living on Fantasy Island?

elina Says:

LOL indeed.

While Cilic ran off an amazing three matches, it was a much shorter period (and I’d argue not as high a standard) as Nole set over the first eight and a half months in 2011.

Brando Says:

Djokovic was lucky to win AO. Federer too in Brisbane and Dubai. And we all know Nadal could never win a clay event with the ‘new level’ Cilic there.

Have I missed out any other asterisks oh wise one Sienna? Challengers perhaps?


I like Cilic but it’s comical how a player who barely beats Simon in 5, beats the mentally tough (not) Berdych and then a tired Federer (monfils match) and Nishikori (Raonic in 5, Wawrinka in 5 and Nole in 4) suddenly gets extrapolated to such a height where he’s vastly superior than everyone.

Even when the said player-Marin himself- post winning the titles within hours was publicly stating that he was fortunate how things panned out for him and how it helped not facing certain players.

Yet we a special case here saying he’s the main man on tour.

LOL: poor Marin, he probably would have passed on winning USO title if he knew the win there would attract such baffling idiocy to be associated with him.

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Ben Pronin Says:

Actually that win over Simon was arguably the most impressive given the context. That was his first ever win in 5 tries. Clearly Simon’s a bad match up. I think pulling that one out gave Cilic some extra pep in his step, or boom in his serve if you will.

He had a good handle over Berdych. He had already played Federer tough earlier in the year so he knew he could compete with him. And Nishikori was either tired or had stage fright, but either way he didn’t play his best.

But that doesn’t take anything away. Cilic played amazing throughout the event and walked away with the trophy deservedly. But jeez louise, sienna. R-E-L-A-X.

Hippy Chick Says:

He played great at the USO,but hasnt done anything else since,and was whitewashed at the WTFs,its early days so i think we should give him a chance,but as the saying goes one swallow doesnt make a summer….

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