Cilic has all the Kei’s.

10 Sep
Great win by a rejuvenated Marin Cilic in the US Open this morning “Down under” time.  Cilic was able to subdue the road runner Kei Nishikori – who may well have used up all his petrol tickets prior to taking the court. Nishikori will be back on the main stage, he is too good a player to fade away.

Hats off to Cilic – who has always had something of an Aussie connection. Cilic’s long time coach (though no longer) was Bob Brett. Brett used to come out to Australia each year to visit his Mum – and would always bring a handful of players with him to train at Melbourne Park. Quite often we would match up a few lucky players from my Academy program to drill or play points with Bob’s troops.

One of those was Marin Cilic and for several weeks he and his brother, Goran would pester me for balls, courts, ball machines. Cilic must have been 15 or 16 at the time. A tall, lanky bean pole who was always practicing his serve.
Today’s win takes his career ranking back to #9, where he spent much of 2010. This could be the making of Marin Cilic. He has the game to intimidate players and is driven to succeed. Bobby Brett taught him well.
The PRO
Photo: Great win by a rejuvenated Marin Cilic in the US Open this morning "Down under" time. Cilic was able to subdue the road runner Kei Nishikori - who may well have used up all his petrol tickets prior to taking the court. Nishikori will be back on the main stage, he is too good a player to fade away.
Hats off to Cilic - who has always had something of an Aussie connection. Cilic's long time coach (though no longer) was Bob Brett. Brett used to come out to Australia each year to visit his Mum - and would always bring a handful of players with him to train at Melbourne Park. Quite often we would match up a few lucky players from my Academy program to drill or play points with Bob's troops.
One of those was Marin Cilic and for several weeks he and his brother, Goran would pester me for balls, courts, ball machines. Cilic must have been 15 or 16 at the time. A tall, lanky bean pole who was always practicing his serve. 
Today's win takes his career ranking back to #9, where he spent much of 2010. This could be the making of Marin Cilic. He has the game to intimidate players and is driven to succeed. Bobby Brett taught him well.
JPT

 

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