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Čilić Runs Out Of Gas Down Under

January 25, 2020


Marin Čilić ran out of gas at the Australian Open; losing to #32 Milos Raonic in straight sets. Čilić was coming off of two 5-set matches and you could tell his energy wasn’t at 100% against a very good Milos Raonic. At the same time, Čilić over-delivered at this year’s Aussie Open, making it to he Round of 16 as an unranked player. Čilić will have to work on his ranking before Wimbledon starts this summer. It definitely hurt him that he needed to play the #9 ranked player at the tournament in the 3rd Round.




Marin Čilić is the last Croatian man/woman standing in the singles competition at the 2020 Australian Open. The 2014 US Open champion is playing as an unranked player at a Grand Slam for the first time in over 10 years and has had moments of brilliance in his last two matches, which both went five sets.



He will play Milos Raonic, who made the quarterfinals of the Aussie Open in 2019 – and like Čilić – didn’t do much the rest of the year; mainly due to injuries. Now both Čilić and Raonic are looking to get back to the quarters at a grand slam.



Čilić will have his hands full against the Canadian as Raonic has yet to drop a set this tournament. He’s also coming off an impressive win against #6 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Čilić has spent eight hours on the court in his last two matches, which will hurt him against Raonic who is the favorite in Vegas to win this match.



But if Čilić can beat a hot Raonic after taking down #9 Bautista Agut in the previous round, we can officially say that he’s back!


Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 7 comments

  1. Iggy Iggy says:

    Raonic is good so will be a toughie. If he wins i think unfortunately he plays Djokocunt who basically cannot lose on this surface so bit of a unlucky draw there.

  2. Maminjo says:

    Is YouTube or some other streaming service showing the Croatia vs Spain handball final tomorrow?

  3. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    @ maminjo

    I’ll post the official link in a new handball thread shortly.

  4. Suba says:

    Cilic in trouble

  5. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    He was gassed from his last 2 5-set matches. Came out super flat today.

    Still pretty impressive that he beat #9 and got to the last 16 though.

  6. Iggy Iggy says:

    Yeah he’s getting smoked atm. The match isn’t even on Aussie TV strangely, they preferred to show basically nothing rather than have the Cilic match on so i can’t really judge the performance. Is he tired from the two 5 setters perhaps?

  7. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    That was expected. Raonic hasn’t dropped a set yet. Good for Cilic getting tot he Sweet 16. He will hold all his points from last year. Coric needs to start going on a run.

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