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Emotional (and maybe injured) Čilić Falls To Federer In Wimbledon Final

July 15, 2017





Physical and emotional meltdown.



After losing the first set 6-3 and down a break in the second, Čilić called over the trainer and was in tears after the change over. No physical treatment was done on Čilić and it appears he was emotionally upset after a slow start against Federer. Čilić slipped and fell in the 2nd set which may have caused an injury, yet no treatment was done on his leg. Čilić started great in the first four games and then forgot how to play tennis; missing multiple open court shots. He lost 6-1 to Federer in the second set.



After the second set, Čilić had the bottom of his left foot re-taped making me think he really could not continue after the slip and he would have retired under normal circumstances, if not the Wimbledon Final. The tears came from him knowing he didn’t have enough to continue but had to dig deep not to retire in the Wimbledon Final. The post-match press conference will shed some light on this.



Federer ultimately cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory for his 19th Grand Slam title and record 8th Wimbledon crown.





Marin Čilić is on the brink of history. He will be able to cement his name in tennis lore as a Wimbledon  champion Sunday in London. In his way: 18-time Grand Slam champion and arguably the best tennis player of all time, Roger Federer.



It was 16 years ago that Goran Ivanišević stunned the world as a wild card to be the first Croatian ever to win the Wimbledon crown. Fast forward to 2017 and Marin Čilić is back in the spotlight after winning the 2014 US Open title, defeating Federer in straight sets during the semifinal round.



Čilić knows there is no tougher test on grass, even with Federer being 35 years of age. Federer has won a record seven Wimbledon championships (tied with Pete Sampras) and will own the title outright with a victory over Čilić on Sunday. Federer has yet to drop a set this tournament and has been playing outstanding tennis.



Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 37 comments

  1. Poglavnik says:

    Goran was awesome!
    Even the Aussie fans in the crowd are happy for him.
    Goran and Marin have such different personalities though.
    It’s no wonder Goran was so popular.

  2. Iggy Iggy says:

    I heard commentators saying how good would it be if venus and roger both win since theyre old so now that venus lost hopefully the same fate awaits roger

    will definitely be a hard one to win so.. if cilic can do it there can’t be any question he beat the best to win

  3. Iggy Iggy says:

    i cant watch this kinda stuff sober cos i get too nervous ! lol

    same with the repka, just cant watch them sober – too nailbiting ! hehe

  4. Iggy Iggy says:

    that’s bizarre, cilic crying b/n ends? dont think ive seen that before, kinda having a bit of a breakdown.. if he loses this badly i do wonder how much it’s gonna damage him should he make another grand slam final, bit of a worry

  5. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    I just updated my thoughts on Cilic today. But he’s moving well right now. So it can’t be a physical injury. Hopefully not just an emotional cop out.

  6. The truth says:

    Well no point in being surprised.

    I told you the model only gave cilic a 15% chance of victory and 30% chance of losing in straight sets

    It didn’t spit out any probability for him starting to cry though…. Might have to recalibrate model

    It will be a tough call of whether the headline should read choker cilic or crying cilic

    At the end of the day, hats off to him for making it this far but just not good enough to be the upper echelon

  7. The truth says:

    Ephialtes was deformed. Whereas i was quite the athlete in my day and what many would describe as handsome. In addition, whereas ephitiates was a traitor to his people, i am the biggest hrvat out there and push my people forward by allowing us to look at the facts

  8. Zee says:

    Truth troll get lost you are just embarassing yourself as every day goes by. @anonymous. That was funny!

  9. Idemo says:

    It’s ok. It’s ok. This was a good run.

    Mental midget my ass whoever says that has and will never accomplish anything nearly as great as getting to a Wimbledon final and winning US

  10. Crotown says:

    Marin got beat by the better player- I’m sure inside he saw it slipping away and had no answer for the superior play of the Swiss miss- tennis is a frustrating game – when your getting raked like Marin- it’s 99% a mental beatdown- hard to watch because Marin is a good kid- and has accomplished so much- he received a nice cheque in US$ and that will buy lots of cheap wine in hrvatska- have an extra glass tonight and enjoy big guy

  11. Zee says:

    Ya that simunovic switch bothers me. Dont blame the guy though. The savez is just a mess. And its going to get worse. Hope I’m wrong.

  12. Croatianperson85 says:

    Mind you he’s 22. I guess he just expected to have played by now. We called him for a qualifier but he got injured after. We need help at CB as well.

  13. Zee says:

    Oh i know @croatianperson85. Mind boggling how those clowns let this happen. Corluka getting up in ahe and injury prone. Just don’t get it.

  14. Zee says:

    Oh i know @croatianperson85. Mind boggling how those clowns let this happen. Corluka getting up in ahe and injury prone. Just don’t get it.

  15. Croatianperson85 says:

    @Zee. Agreed. You would have thought the savez would have brought him in for a friendly or done more to keep him. I don’t think we’re in a position at CB to let him leave the NT pool. Just my opinion.

  16. Zee says:

    Oh mine too @croatianperson. Sorry i duped that former post but ya wtf? A young big physical cb what more do they want. Just don’t get it. Don’t know who to blame or is everybody incompetent?

  17. The truth says:

    Well the savez is terrible but i blame bozo simunovic

    As a pravi hrvat, i simply would play for no other nation.

    This action will force me to institute my first veliki hrvat rankings.

    First power rankings are as follows

    The truth
    The common folk of Croatia
    The diaspora
    Bozo simunovic
    The elites of Croatia

  18. Croatianperson85 says:


    Do you think Simunovic was impatient? He’s 22. We already called him so it’s not like we were not planning on having him play. He’s played for Cro since he was 15, maybe he felt like it took too long for him to be called up or he thinks he’s better than the centre backs that are currrently playing for us? In all fairness last season was his first solid season with Celtic so I can only see a call to the national team warranted now but now before. Part of me feels like these kids have no patience these days. Should Cro have called Simunovic to play for the NT sooner in any sort of game, friendly or not? Did we lose or potentially lose (hasn’t played for Bosna yet) a decent/good player ? Thoughts?

  19. Zee says:

    @croatianperson 85. I think he should have been called for Iceland. Brendan Rogers at Celtic loves him. My scottish friends who follow the spl way more than i do think he’s a potential star back there. So i dunno.

  20. Iggy Iggy says:

    alot of excuse-making for marin going on here

    i love the guy but to say “he just lost to the better player” or “he had a great tourney” is a bit disingenuous imo

    i dont know if cilic could’ve beaten federer cos he didnt even show up. It’s not that he lost or lost in straight sets that is the issue, it’s that he had a complete breakdown and didnt even play – as Ante wrote in the above story after 4 games he apparently forgot how to play tennis

    If he’d played his best and lost, no worries, or even played decently, but make no mistake, this was a massive and complete disaster for him and emotionally, i just dont know if he can win a grand slam again now

    total catastrophe

  21. Iggy Iggy says:

    I think every spectator should feel robbed cos they didnt even get to see a final, they saw a walkover-in-motion. He would’ve been better withdrawing before a ball was hit. Everyone should feel aggrieved that we were robbed of seeing a proper match between two players in top form, so i dont want to just excuse it as “he lost to the better player”. No, that’s bullshit. We will never know if he could have won or lost cos he didnt show up.

  22. KING BRONK says:

    Cilic took the dive-it was obvious.
    Everyone wanted Federer to win-that was the storyline. #ratings
    The fix was in-big time.

  23. Idemo says:

    jozo said he made the switch to “play for my country” anyone know where his family is from is in BiH

  24. Idemo says:

    jajce, not the first time either, mato jajalo also from jajce played for cro youth and now bih senior

  25. Lika Joey says:

    Alan Halilovic is the next Bojan Krkic…i was shocked when people compared Halilovic to Messi.

  26. Anonymous says:

    “Unfortunately we lost the battle when you started calling yourself Croatian”


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