“I believed if it went to a fifth set I didn’t think I could run. Yes, there is nothing on uk tv on a Saturday night. Although there’s a fly poster round the corner from Guardian NY HQ, on Crosby Street, which has Darth Vader wearing suspenders, so also… troubling words. You'd think I'd know. So, anyway, given that you may indeed be a truly global audience, now we’re at the business end of the US Open, and to quote my daughter’s favourite book, New York Babies Wear Black (or whatever the damned thing’s called)… “Hello, ‘Allo, Bonjour, Salut, Konichiwa, Sawubona, Buenas tardes, Buon pomeriggio, Dobar dan (that’s Croatian, Cilic fans) and, indeed, Dohajydh da.”. Wise words. Tomorrow, Sunday, it’s the women’s singles final. Monday 08 September 2014 10:32. comments. The King of Clay beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets, ties Roger Federer's record for most men's major titles with 20. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, because it obviously tolls for Roger Federer. Another? I hope it’s big news in Japan. M.Cilic Vs R.Federer Toronto 2014 3rd Round. ii) Cilic served superbly and backed it up with a mastery of the game from the baseline, from which Federer, who perked up a bit in the third set and came into the net more with it, could not dislodge him. It’s a world city, and etc. Lightning is threatening to strike twice here at the mo, John. The US Open 2014 Live | Cilic vs Nishikori is available here. Also, this isn’t print. I wasn’t myself. I don’t know what an Andre Rieu is, or what one would use it for, or what rules cover its etiquette before or after Ascot. Federer, Moore, Bannister, Daltry ... Novak Djokovic has been speaking to the press – rather ruefully. I’m not sure this email from my chum Liz Bray was meant for publication, but it’s raining, so no holds barred: Enjoying the tennis blog so far, despite there being no tennis on it … Tom and I are currently amusing ourselves watching people watch Andre rieu. Marin Čilić and Kei Nishikori battle it out in the final of US Open 2014.Don't miss a moment of the US Open! Watch Marin Cilic vs Roger Federer Highlights HD US Open 2014 SemiFinals - RogeFedererfan on Dailymotion In other words Cilic, now world No16 after a high of No9 and with a best grand-slam performance that saw him reach the semi-finals in Australia those four years ago, where he lost to one A Murray, is very much the underdog here. Copy link. Prize money for doubles: $7,871 USD. His task was straightforward: beat Marin It was also very, very close and difficult out on court tonight. Which Nishikori won in four sets, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3. I feel a bit like the BBC when I was a kid, when things were better and in circs such as this they played old tennis or cricket with an “R” in the top right corner and it was usually Botham flogging the Aussies or Becker v Lendl or even if we were really lucky the 1982 John Player final or something involving Mark Petchey. 2014 US Open (Tennis) Federer vs. Cilic: Score and Highlights from US Open 2014 Men's Semifinals Joe Tansey @ JTansey90. I’m pleased for Japan. The US Open 2014 Live | Federer vs Cilic is available here. Sat 6 Sep 2014 18.34 EDT So just two days after he overpowered Roger Federer, Cilic does the same to a … An das Match (Dreisatzsieg im Halbfinale) denke ich sehr gerne zurück. 2 Roger Federer in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his first Grand Slam final at 25 years of age. Heute Live; ATP-Tour; WTA-Tour; Grand Slams; Davis Cup; Fed Cup; Mehr. Really. Kei … has gone to another level and I’m sure that people will praise him. M. Cilic vs R. Federer Tennis Head to Head Statistics, live Results and Scheduled Games. Still, there really is only one famous Roger…. @MartinPengelly That's him. Cilic coached by Goran Ivanisevic, Federer by Stefan Edberg. It was very nice when I went there on a rugby tour, even though some people there beat me – I played No8 for RK Ljubljana and we lost to some Welshman and I scored a try and bust my nose. Und auch Cilic hat sich vorgenommen, weniger an die vielen Pleiten gegen Federer zu denken als mehr an das eine Erfolgserlebnis, das er nie vergessen wird. Which all leaves me to say that Marin Cilic will play Kei Nishikori in Monday’s final, starting at 5pm eastern, which is 10pm UK. US Open 2014: Marin Cilic beats Roger Federer – as it happened Summing up, part II. Info. Big serves from Cilic as he glimpses the final, out to 30-15 with Federer basically powerless, and to 40-15 with more of the same. So, anyway… under a picture of Cilic with his head framed by a racquet, it’s head-to-head time: Federer leads 5-0. Heute Live; Heute Live; ATP-Tour; WTA-Tour; Grand Slams; Davis Cup; Fed Cup; Mehr. Shopping. Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the event due to right wrist injury. … “I never dreamt of such a day. First person to tell me kryptonite doesn’t cap up gets a prize. 2006 gab Čilić sein Debüt im Davis Cup. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets to reach his first Grand Slam final. @MartinPengelly no Darth Federer stuff tonight. Career prize money: $28,193,863 USD. Good afternoon, evening, late night and so on as appropriate. More coming from the Guardian on that one soon, obviously. https://bit.ly/2Pdr81i Sat 6 Sep 2014 23.34 BST I live in New York and watch tennis for a living. And that hair! It’s 30-0 quickly enough, but then we’re to second serve which is where the heebie-jeebies have been kicking in. There will be tennis soon, as the knock-up continues, and I will be scoring it thus: The *asterisk will denote who is serving in the game being described. Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. US Open 2014: Marin Cilic sweeps past Roger Federer to set up final against Kei Nishikori. In the meantime, Nishikori gave his thoughts courtside after beating Djokovic, and they went like this: I don’t know what’s going on. In-house – only not in the sense of working for the Graun, so perhaps the opposite, which would unfortunately be out-house – Twitter pundit John McEnerney writes: @MartinPengelly after Kei u have 2 give MC a real chance v RF, lightening doesn't strike twice but this is NY NY so good they named it twice. Roger Federer VS Marin Cilic #Title Not Set# Show Head 2 Head Detail VS ... 2014 US Open NY, U.S.A. ... SF Marin Cilic 63 64 64. First published on Sat 6 Sep 2014 15.06 EDT. Cilic takes the game by forcing an error. It’s 4am in Japan but I hope a lot of people are watching. I counted out Ekaterina Makarova easily yesterday, and an hour later she took the count after a horrible battering by Serena Williams. Fascinating rally next, from the baseline and won eventually by Federer with a powerful forehand with Cilic not badly placed at all: 30-all. I’m so happy. Following Novak Djokovic's surprise defeat to Kei Nishikori in the first semifinal, the cognoscenti reached a quick consensus: Roger Federer was going to win this tournament. The rain has stopped and Arthur Ashe is being dried out. US Open 2014: Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic - the men's singles final from Flushing Meadows in numbers. In 1987, nobody did it better or with more changes of costume straight outta Man at C&A. But will lose to the master #Federer in the final, We may be close to some tennis after all…. Federer serves to stay in the match, then, and he gets to 15-0 with some forceful play; Cilic doesn’t look too concerned. I used to live in Durham. French Open; Wimbledon; US Open; Davis Cup. ''Ich weiß ja, wie man Roger schlägt. Game, set and match Cilic, Cilic wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Nishikori beats Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, Cilic demolishes Federer after Nishikori shocks Djokovic, astonishing comeback against Gaël Monfils, Croat wins second semi-final 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The kind of thing my old housemate Rob would’ve got free with his Mail on Sunday, or listened to down the gastropub for brunch. Im Finale standen sich Kei Nishikori und Marin Čilić gegenüber, die beide erstmals ein Endspiel bei einem Grand Slam erreichten. Im Februar bezwang er in der Davis-Cup-Begegnung gegen Deutschland Benja… 2014 US Open (Tennis) US Open 2014 Men's Semifinal: Cilic vs. Federer Preview and Prediction Brendan O'Meara @ @BrendanOMeara Roger Federer takes on Gael Monfils in an exhilerating five-set thriller in the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium!Don't miss a moment of the US Open! First published on Sat 6 Sep 2014 20.06 BST. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Übersicht Marin Čilić - Roger Federer 3:0 (US Open 2014, Halbfinale) Thus, I have not transgressed and the bounds of our friendship are intact. And that is that… Cilic is suitably chuffed (pleased, US readers) in his post-match comments, Federer having headed into the changing rooms (locker rooms) without much more than a proficient wave to the crowd. I did and am still not much the wiser. Two reminders of when I was young and things were better. That said, he did do for the No6 seed, Tomas Berdych, in the quarters. Video; Turnierkalender; Ergebnisse; Fed Cup. Well, Novak Djokovic slipped in before him, followed by Andy Murray … and Cilic slid inexplicably into the shadows, never quite marshalling all his considerable resources once he had broken into the top 10. US Open 2014 Semi Final, Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic: Where to Watch Live, Preview, Betting Odds and Live Streaming Information By Naveen Ullal September 6, 2014 08:13 BST Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the event due to right wrist injury. Year to date prize money for singles: $719,976 USD. Swipe, as they say, me. @MartinPengelly #nishikori made asia proud today. Federer is 33 and has not won a slam in six years. It’s a curate’s egg of a friendship anyway – old Liz is an absolute beezer in every way, but she got into Cambridge and I didn’t and it’s been festering for years so this. Anna Bonar . Der US-Open-Sieger von 2014 hat aber schon einmal die Weichen für die Zukunft gestellt, sich mit Vedran Martic einen Coach zur Seite geholt, der Goran Ivanisevic 2001 zum Wimbledon-Titel geführt hat. To celebrate Marin Čilić's 29th birthday, we look back to his championship point vs. Kei Nishokori at the 2014 #USOpen Either which way, said severe storm would be a bitch for both the tennis and my chances of ever going home at a reasonable hour. Seems for the best, as “André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra” sounds a bit “relax to the melodious sounds of” to me. That can also be his undoing, as he overreaches, and if he makes that mistake against Federer, he will do well to extend the contest past three sets. Your support powers our independent journalism, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Of the two I trust my phone more. The court, you understand. © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Cilic was simply far the better player on the court. It was Rafa Nadal, against Puerta, in 2005 who was in the last grand slam final featuring two grand slam final debutants. Gasp after gasp, the crowd rose to celebrate the exchanges as they passed the two-hour mark, both weary but fighting hard for every point. …it was Roger Whittaker, and it was thus: Re: Rieu, chum Liz mails again and under the subject line “OK, don’t print this one”, writes: Just Google and feast on his smug face. @MartinPengelly would Steve Rogers make the cut...you know Captain America.. Candice Van Sickle emails to play a “famous Rogers” from the back of the hand, thus: That sounds like Noel Coward. Federer and Cilic are out on court… so I can start talking about tennis at last. It is raining at Flushing Meadows. It’s a big country, 100 million people, and this could be good for tennis in that country. Tap to unmute. I feel the support from Japan, even from the TV. I was a little bit tight, especially with my first semi-final in a grand slam. 14 seed Marin Cilic completed a historic day of upsets at the 2014 U.S. Open, defeating No. Head To Head. But that’s a bit of an effort, all told. We’re off, anyway. He wins the point regardless. Nishikori’s presser has been delayed, by the way – because he’s knackered. Kevin’s preview of that match is here, and it begins thus: There is not a screenwriter in Hollywood who would have submitted a script in which Serena Williams, led away from Wimbledon groggy, mute and heartbroken in mid-summer, would reappear in the final of the US Open in early autumn against her best friend in tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. 10 seed Kei Nishikori defeated world No. Federer then well long on the backhand from the baseline after another rally in which both players look to be hitting pretty crisply. iii) Federer did indeed look tired in the first two sets, at least, which would be understandable given that he’s 33, hasn’t won the US Open since 2008 (mea culpa, mea culpa) and was playing here less than 48 hours after his sapping five-set comeback against Gaël Monfils in what is still probably match of the tournament in terms of sheer drama, if not perhaps in terms of staggering import, which would be Nishikori-Djokovic. No 2 seed has no answer to Croatian who wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 … That was 2003, when I was young and everything was better. Share. There has been confusion over this in the past but I’m over it now. All rights reserved. Kevin also writes boxing. Subscribe now! Former champion and last year’s … If things get very exciting – as they did during the Murray-Djokovic 2012 final which I live-blogged, you know – I will go point by point. Help? 2014, auf dem Weg zum US Open Sieg. @MartinPengelly Who was that Roger who used to whistle and sing Durham Town? Jener Ivanisevic mithin, der Cilic bei dessen größtem Erfolg im National Tennis Center in New York gecoacht hatte. …is something oft-cited Guardian tennis correspondent Kevin Mitchell does far, far better than me, but I shall nonetheless attempt to fill the time and space till he comes along with some observations on what we have just seen: i) Unlike Kei Nishikori’s frankly seismic victory over Novak Djokovic earlier – of which Kevin said: “Nishikori could not ask for more convincing evidence that he deserves to be in this company than reducing a great player to such public despond and confusion” – this didn’t really feel like a shock. Conversation with my iPhone reveals 40% chance current drizzle could turn into an apocalyptic storm of the kind they do so well here, the kind that floods my laundry room, wakes up my daughter, causes actual flash floods and makes me realise I don't live in Balham anymore. However, we do now have Kevin Mitchell’s report on Nishikori’s win – which was a win made for Kevin to report, thus: Thunder and lighting rumbled in the distance, fans edged forward in the baking heat that still bathed Arthur Ashe Court on day 13 of the 2014 US Open, and Kei Nishikori delivered them a moment to cherish: an historic victory in a four-set semi-final over Novak Djokovic. Nishikori served for the set at 5-3 but two double faults wiped out his exquisite ground strokes and parity was resumed. He say: What can I say? But on second serve he plays a winner down the line from Federer’s return and that’s it: game, set and match Marin Cilic. Not that I’m complaining. Your support powers our independent journalism, Available for everyone, funded by readers, Game, set and match Cilic, Cilic wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Nishikori beats Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, Cilic demolishes Federer after Nishikori shocks Djokovic, Serena Williams, led away from Wimbledon groggy, mute and heartbroken in mid-summer, Croat wins second semi-final 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Titelverteidiger war Rafael Nadal, der jedoch wegen einer Handgelenksverletzung nicht am Turnier teilnahm. I was starting to slide a little more. And here, thanks to the magic of the Internet (capitalised according to the mystifying style guides of American media organisations, which I think are like that because Americans still aren’t used to the Internet, or are a little suspicious of it, and so treat it in print and in the billing department of Time Warner as akin to the Transformative Power of Steam, or maybe Kryptonite), are the highlights: I should probably castigate the editor who decided Federer v Cilic was the best of the two semis for a live blog. 7.10pm EDT 19:10. This could, in a very literal sense, be it for Roger Federer, Cilic to serve, bigly no doubt, for the match. Roger Federer was swept aside in straight sets at Flushing Meadow, setting up an all-new grand slam final pairing The M Cilic vs M Baghdatis Live Stream US Open 2014 is available here. Djokovic held, just, and by the time they went to the tie-break it was impossible to pick the dominant player. Herreneinzel der US Open 2014. See newspaper industry (decline of), 24-hour-rolling-globo-meganewspixels (rise of). Kevin Mitchell at Flushing Meadows Sun 7 Sep 2014 04.46 EDT 19.31 EDT Marin Cilic celebrates after beating Roger Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals of the US Open. 2007 stand der Kroate bei den Australian Open erstmals im Hauptfeld eines Grand-Slam-Turniers. Cilic is the champion! 2014 US Open Champion...Marin Cilic! Turnierkalender; Ergebnisse; Video; Mehr. And again. Cilic was simply far the better player on the court. I used to live in Durham too, which is how I knew. Other than that second set my game was not even close to where I wanted it to be. It’s just an amazing feeling, beating the No1 player and playing much better than the last couple of matches. Which all leaves me to say that Marin Cilic will play Kei Nishikori in Monday’s final, starting at... Summing up. Roger Federer; The 2014 US Open undoubtedly represented the highest moment of Marin Cilic's career. Maybe I do. Richard Barnes, Guardian night editor extraordinaire, suggests filling the time with a game of Famous Rogers, thus: Famous Rogers? The 2014 US Open Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the season with the competition taking place from August 25 to September 8, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Into the net. A look ahead to the men’s final encounter. Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the event due to right wrist injury. Im selben Jahr wurde er Profi. 2005 gewann Čilić die French Open in der Juniorenkonkurrenz und führte die Juniorenweltrangliste an. No. For now we have that second semi-final we have Roger Federer, he of the grace, ease, celebrity fans (Wintour, Jackman, Madonna and a gang of others the other night for his astonishing comeback against Gaël Monfils) and 17 grand slam singles titles … against Marin Cilic, he of the No14 seeding, no grand slam singles titles and this assessment from Guardian tennis correspondent Kevin Mitchell in his preview of this match: When Marin Cilic arrived properly on the tour by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open four years ago, there were plenty of good judges who hailed him as the player to perhaps one day end the domination of the game by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. US Open 2014: Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic match preview. Article bookmarked. Cilic in white to serve to Federer in a rather fetching aquamarine. Vergleich: Marin Cilic vs. Roger Federer 06.09.2014 - U.S. Open - New York It’s second semi-final time, after Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic served up a minor epic on Arthur Ashe. Graham Parker will be here to blog that, which will be the first grand slam final between two men who have not previously played in a grand slam final since Rafael Nadal beat Mariano Puerta at Roland Garros in 2005. Unfortunately that was me, so I’m going to cheer myself up – in the face of a forecast that has an increasing chance of a severe storm over Flushing Meadow, and a view out the window that supplies the bruised skies to prove it – with a picture of a celebrity watching the Nishikori-Djokovic match: Kei Nishikori will be the first Japanese man to play in a grand slam final… which if nothing else should teach me not to count out Cilic so easily. 2014 ATP Masters 1000 Canada Canada Outdoor Hard R16 Roger Federer 76 5 67 3 64. Check back here for Kevin’s report of this one, and for our live blog of tomorrow’s women’s final. Those games include one meeting at a grand slam, that being here at Flushing Meadows in 2011, in the third round, which Federer won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Ace, his 12th, for the game to love, but Cilic will serve for the match. Video; Ergebnisse; WTA; ATP; Grand Slams; Davis Cup ; Fed Cup; Login; Registrieren; Datenbank - Tennis. Possible severe storm, my phone and CNN say. No. He should have worn black to have stood a chance. I find that extraordinary. The 2014 US Open Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the season with the competition taking place from August 25 to September 8, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. At his best, as [the noted tennis commentator Bud Collins] pointed out, he gives opponents nightmares because of his variety. First point goes to the famous Roger, a short rally ending with Cilic finding the net on the volley; Cilic pulls out a big serve for 15-all, then rips a wristy forehand winner down Federer’s left-hand side. more Tournament Data : [ 2017] [ 2016] [ 2014] [ 2011] [ 2012] [ 2018] Tennis Player Statistics : M. Cilic R. Federer: Head to Head Statistics: M. Cilic und R. Federer Year up to 2021 M. Cilic and R. Federer played up to today 9 Games. Kei Nishikori will take on Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic battle Roger Federer in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Watch later. Up Next. He’s also pleased for a country, as well as for the person from it who beat him. The last one’s Cornish, because I am (not). Who knew. In der ersten Runde unterlag er dem Serben Ilija Bozoljac mit 2:6, 4:6 und 1:6. It is a stinging loss for Federer, who may have missed out on his best chance to win a record 18th Grand Slam final. ATP & WTA Roger Federer head to head tennis search. It’s damp in New York, and also hot, muggy, close and uncomfortable, and because of the dampness there is, for now, no tennis. Watch on YouTube: Marin Cilic vs. Roger Federer, 2014 US Open men's singles semifinals Men's singles semifinals day started with a shock in 2014, as No. High rank date for doubles: 15 April 2013. Facebook Twitter. The 2014 US Open Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the season with the competition taking place from August 25 to September 8, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. I reckon it cross-pollinates brilliantly. It was tough conditions but I guess I love to play long matches and I hope I can recover well for the final. In return, I pronounce myself pleased with Slovenia.