Marin Čilić (Croatian pronunciation: [mâriːn tʃǐːlitɕ]; born 28 September 1988) is the top Croatian professional tennis player (out of 3 in the top-100). His career high ATP ranking is no. 9, achieved on 22 February 2010. Čilić first came to international prominence by defeating then world no. 2 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open. He followed this by reaching the semifinals of the 2010 Australian Open, where he was defeated by Murray. Čilić developed his career at a young age; his potential was realized by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training. He was soon befriended by his fellow countryman Goran Ivanišević who introduced him to current coach Bob Brett. He went on to turn professional in 2005.
In June, Čilić won the Queen's Club Championships in London after his opponent in the final, David Nalbandian, was disqualified in the second set for aggravated behaviour, having kicked the hoarding around a linesman's chair and injured the linesman.
In the third round of Wimbledon, he beat Sam Querrey 7–6(6), 6–4, 6–7(2), 6–7(3), 17–15 in the second-longest match ever played at Wimbledon in 5 hours and 30 minutes.
|Born||(1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 23)Međugorje, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (12.9 st; 180 lb)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career prize money||$4,457,428|
|Career record||196–122 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (22 February 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 15 (9 July 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2010)|
|French Open||4R (2009, 2010)|
|Wimbledon||4R (2008, 2012)|
|US Open||QF (2009)|
|Career record||15–19 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|