After an eventful last year, one can expect men’s tennis in 2015 to be more entertaining and thrilling. Last season was quite exciting, where on one hand, we found two new Grand Slam champions in Stanislas Wawrinka (Australian Open) and Marin Cilic (US Open), on the other, we witnessed big names like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray struggling with fitness and form. If, ageing legend of the game, Roger Federer showed signs of resurgence, then, the world number one Novak Djokovic, somehow, couldn’t manage to justify his world number one tag.
U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from next week`s Brisbane International with a right shoulder injury, the Croat opting to sit out the Australian Open warm-up event to recover fully ahead of the season`s first grand slam.
He is enjoying the International Premier Tennis League experience so far but reigning US Open champion and world number nine Marin Cilic on Monday said that the star-studded event can improve some of its rules for the next edition.
Despite endorsing the innovative rules introduced in the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL), reigning US Open Champion Marin Cilic said on Monday, the 20-second time limit for the Shot Clock regulation should be increased to give players more time to serve.
The crowd at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium had slowly begun to vacate their seats. Since Roger Federer had played his quota of matches for the day, the tennis fans had been waiting for the men’s singles match between Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and Marin Cilic.
Marin Cilic challenged the supremacy of the 'Big Four' by cruising to the 2014 US Open title and the big serving Croat feels that the trend will only continue next season, giving more first-time Grand Slam champions to the game.
U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has predicted another new Grand Slam winner for next year claiming that there is a strong chance of another new winner next year as men's tennis opens up and the 'Big Four' era winds down.
UAE Royals returned to winning ways by posting a thrilling 26-21 victory, which put an end to Manila Mavericks' unbeaten run in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League on day two of the Singapore leg here on Wednesday.