Flawless from Cilic. Well done !

abmk

Bionic Poster
That was a flawless performance from cilic vs federer. If he can keep up that level vs nishikori, the title is his.

But Nishi at the moment is a far better returner than federer and will get back more serves into play.
 

crocon

Hall of Fame
Yeah he was too much today. I thought Federer had a slight chance with the break in the third, but Cilic raised his level after that. His returns in that 3-3 game in the 4th were pretty incredible. I've never seen his groundstrokes that steady either. He has always had a powerful game, but normally gives away too many free points.
 

Smasher08

Legend
That was a flawless performance from cilic vs federer. If he can keep up that level vs nishikori, the title is his.

But Nishi at the moment is a far better returner than federer and will get back more serves into play.
Played ridiculously, blew Fed off the court. Woulda beat anyone today.

If he plays like this, it won't be close on Monday.

Incredible form, incredible consistency, incredible power.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
tbh, I wasn't that surprised at his serves and groundstrokes. I've seen him hit those with ridiculous power before - he was even over-powering delpo in 2 of their matches from what I remember ( delpo only got thru because he was more steady )

What I was surprised at was his returning, even off some pretty good federer serves. I guess he was just in the zone ...
 
That's what the Monfils match should have been like. Monfils started celebrating before winning it. Cilic really held his nerve there.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Again, another great performance from Cilic vs Nishi in the finals. :)

Well done and well deserved slam ... Great stuff.
 

Blitzball

Professional
As much as I dislike Cilic, I gotta give credit where it's due: he played some incredible tennis these last few days.
 

Revenant

Banned
Yes, I am curious as well. A lot of people seemed to have something against Marin.
Might have something to do with the doping charges. I try my best not to hold it against him, and I do like him, but it's not always easy. I am very happy about his win, though. He deserves it.
 

Russeljones

Talk Tennis Guru
Might have something to do with the doping charges. I try my best not to hold it against him, and I do like him, but it's not always easy. I am very happy about his win, though. He deserves it.
A lot of people formed an opinion about him as a "doper" on the general premise of him being suspended. The reality is that the ITF used him. I refer you to the thread I posted on the subject in the General Pro Player section.
 

WildVolley

Legend
Did Cilic actually serve a perfect game in the second set?

The idiotic US coverage kept switching to video of Robert Redford chumming it up with the announcers, but I think that Cilic served all aces at 4-3 or something?
 

Revenant

Banned
A lot of people formed an opinion about him as a "doper" on the general premise of him being suspended. The reality is that the ITF used him. I refer you to the thread I posted on the subject in the General Pro Player section.
Thanks for that. I guess I should've read up on it more. I didn't know the details, but I was more inclined to believe it was accidental than intentional.
 
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