Sport Cilic hoping to return after injury ruins Wimbledon final hopes

19:10  16 july  2017
19:10  16 july  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances

  Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances He may have failed with his first 10 attempts to reach the Wimbledon final but Marin Cilic never lost hope.Marin Cilic broke a record at Wimbledon on Friday as he secured a place in the final at the 11th attempt, but he insists he never doubted his chances of success at SW19.

( Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer outclasses Milos Raonic to reach semi- finals ). The clever serve and volley play and the ice-cool demeanour that put paid to Nadal's hopes , had gone but After three straight defeats in the last eight at the All England Club, Cilic tastes the semi- finals for the first time

In the end it was Cilic who prevailed to reach his second grand slam final , and he will hope for a Five years ago Querrey and Cilic produced the second longest match in Wimbledon history as the There was a brief return to form – including a sensational drop volley at the net – to force another

Marin Cilic - cropped: Marin Cilic receives treatment during the Wimbledon final © Provided by Omnisport Marin Cilic receives treatment during the Wimbledon final

Marin Cilic already has his sights set on making the Wimbledon final again after injury contributed to a straight-sets loss at the hands of the imperious Roger Federer on Sunday.

The Croatian seventh seed had claimed he was in his best condition for years at a grand slam that saw both Novak Djokovic and holder Andy Murray hampered by physical problems in making quarter-final exits.

However, the 2014 US Open winner was cruelly unable to reach his best level in the decider against Federer on Centre Court, where the Swiss great won 6-3 6-1 6-4 to lift a record eighth singles crown at SW19, his 19th grand slam triumph overall.

Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances

  Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances He may have failed with his first 10 attempts to reach the Wimbledon final but Marin Cilic never lost hope.Marin Cilic broke a record at Wimbledon on Friday as he secured a place in the final at the 11th attempt, but he insists he never doubted his chances of success at SW19.

Cilic , who triumphed 3-6 7-6(6) 7-5 5-7 6-1, will now face Sam Querrey in the semi- finals after the American upset home favourite Andy Murray. The clever serve and volley play and the ice-cool demeanour which put paid to Nadal’s hopes had disappeared, but Muller was not ready to return to

Djokovic needs 'clarity' to prevail. Andre Agassi hopes to bring out Novak Djokovic's fighting best at Wimbledon by ensuring his mind is clear and focused on the task ahead.

Cilic, who was in tears at a change of ends and later requested a medical timeout, seemingly due to a foot problem, refused to retire from the high-profile contest.

"Yeah that's what I did throughout all my career," he said in an on-court interview after his demise was confirmed.

"I never gave up when I started a match, so that was my idea also today. I gave my best and that's all I could do.

"I had an amazing journey here, played the best tennis of my life and really want to thank my team.

"They gave so much strength to me. And of course, to all my fans in Croatia. It was really tough today.

"I gave it [my] all and I'm hoping definitely to come back here and try one more time."

Irrepressible Federer outclasses teary Cilic to make Wimbledon history .
The great Roger Federer smashed yet more records as he claimed a 19th grand slam title in a one-sided Wimbledon final against Marin Cilic.Roger Federer eased to a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title by beating a tearful Marin Cilic in straights sets with another domineering Centre Court masterclass.

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