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Men Singles Final (Finished) Viewers 196,139

  • Country: JPN
  • Rank: 12
  • Points: 2457
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  • Country: CRO
  • Rank: 19
  • Points: 2453
Kei Nishikori  
0 3 3 3
3 6 6 6
Marin Cilic  
Show Animation
  

Emotional Cilic steps up and says:“I think this is all hard work in these last several years, and especially this past year. I think my team has brought something really special to me in this past year.”

“You never know when the nerves are going to kick in. I think both of us were pretty nervous in the first set...everything I was working for and dreaming came today...”

Nishikori congratulates Cilic by saying: “I couldn’t play my tennis...it’s a really tough loss...sorry I couldn’t get a trophy today, but for sure, next time. It’s been a really fun two weeks.”

We begin the prize distribution ceremony. 

Marin Cilic wins US Open - In what turned out to be a one sided final at the US Open, 25-year old Marin Cilic came up with an exhilarating performance to win his first ever Grand Slam title. The Croatian, who was once banned from tennis due to a failed drug test, looked best among the two players and was just sensational today. Statistically speaking, the Croatian, hammered, 17 aces and 38 winners compared to his opponent's 19 and was the more proactive player of the two throughout the match. He was also assisted by the 30 unforced errors that the Japanese committed today.

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    3 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!!
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve placed at T, Nishikori returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori struggles to keep a cross-court backhand in a rally.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Sizzling serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve, Nishikori fails to put it back.

Nishikori has held on to his serve and has delayed the inevitable for a few more minutes. His loss in this match is almost certain as Cilic has been playing some spectacular tennis since the beginning of this match. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    3 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic works a forehand return, good rally, Cilic forehand goes outside the court.
40
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori hits a good serve, Cilic struggles with it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic returns a forehand winner.
15
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori whips a forehand cross-court winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Cilic shoots a forehand return winner.

Cilic has taken his lead to 5-2 in this third set and is now a game away from that historic moment. He could become a Grand Slam champion in a few minutes. What a proud moment it would be for coach Goran Ivanisevic!

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    2 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve, Nishikori fails to put it back.
A
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a good one, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, good rally, Nishikori struggles to keep a cross-court forehand in a rally.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
40
A
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori returns a forehand return, short rally, Cilic hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Massive serve in the middle. ACE !!!
30
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori dumps a backhand into the net.
15
40
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Nishikori puts back a forehand return, brief rally, Cilic puts a forehand into the net.
15
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Nishikori whips a forehand cross-court winner.
15
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Cilic serves a sharp angled slice serve, Nishikori delivers a backhand return, Cilic cross-court backhand fails to land inside the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Flat serve aimed at T, Nishikori returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic hits a forehand cross-court winner.

Nishikori has made his intent clear that he will not go down without a fight as he has held on to his serve in this game and has closed the gap on Cilic in this third set. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    2 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic works a forehand return, brief rally, Cilic hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve aimed at T, Cilic only reaches to it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori blasts a forehand winner down the line.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic returns a backhand return, brief rally, Cilic hits a backhand straight into the net.

It has been a commanding performance from Cilic in all the departments of the game, he has served big, returned exceptionally well and has been solid off the ground. Once again, he has held on to his serve to take a 4-1 lead in this third set.

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    1 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Flat serve aimed at T, Nishikori returns a forehand return, short rally, Nishikori dumps a backhand into the net.
40
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Nishikori crafts a backhand return, good rally, Nishikori produces a forehand cross-court winner.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic hits a good serve, Nishikori struggles with it.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Slice serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Cilic hits a sharp angled slice serve, Nishikori returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Cilic sends a forehand outside the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a good one, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, good rally, Cilic hits a forehand winner down the line.

Cilic has put himself in the driver's seat now as he has broken Nishikori's serve in this third set and has taken a 3-1 lead. Remember, he has already won the first two sets of this match. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    1 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic blasts a forehand winner down the line.
30
40
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic is unable to return it.
15
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic delivers a backhand return, short rally, Nishikori backhand lands at the net in the middle.
15
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic puts back a forehand return, good rally, Cilic hits a forehand cross-court winner.
15
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori blasts a forehand winner down the line.
0
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Cilic crafts a backhand return, Nishikori puts a forehand into the net.

After both men came close to dropping their respective serves in their first service games of this third set, Cilic succeeded in achieving a relatively easy service hold to 15 for 2-1 in this third set. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve, Nishikori fails to put it back.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a good one, Nishikori works a forehand return, good rally, Cilic outsmarts Nishikori with a Lob winner.
30
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Nishikori returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori blasts a forehand winner down the line.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Cilic strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Monumental serve. ACE !!!

Like Cilic, the Japanese was in a spot of bother in this game, but somehow found a way to overcome the danger to level it up at 1 all in this third set. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    1 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nice serve by Nishikori, Cilic faces difficulty in returning it.
A
40
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori hits a good serve, Cilic struggles with it.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Cilic returns a backhand return, brief rally, Cilic hits a forehand cross-court winner.
40
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic crafts a forehand return, Cilic forehand is unable to clear the net.
30
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic puts back a forehand return, good rally, Cilic produces a forehand cross-court winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori arrows a good serve at T, Cilic is unable to return it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a backhand return, Nishikori goes for a forehand down the line but catches the net.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Cilic only reaches to it.

After racing through to a 40-0 lead, Cilic was pushed back to deuce, but then he gave Nishikori no more chance as he managed to hang on to his serve for 1-0 in this third set. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6    0 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Mighty serve. ACE !!!
A
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Nishikori puts back a forehand return, Cilic hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
A
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Nishikori over-cooks a backhand in the rally.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori delivers a backhand return, short rally, Cilic backhand lands at the net in the middle.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Cilic serves a good one, Nishikori returns a backhand return, good rally, Nishikori hits a backhand winner down the line.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic hits a good serve, Nishikori struggles with it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Mighty serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Gigantic serve in the middle. ACE !!!

Like the first set, Cilic was far more compact in his play - he was basically the better play from both the ends - the forehand and the backhand. Additionally, his defense was simply outstanding as he was successful in matching the 10th seed shot-for-shot, frustrating his adversary so much so that he was forced to make a few uncharacteristic unforced errors. The mistakes cost Nishikori dearly as he lost his serve twice and with that the set as well to go down two sets to love in the contest. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic works a forehand return, good rally, Nishikori hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
0
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!!
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic generates a forehand return winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori serves a good one, Cilic delivers a forehand return, good rally, Cilic hits a backhand cross-court winner.

When Cilic is not producing all those big aces, he is effectively using his massive kick serve to generate enough bounce to create huge problems for the Japanese. He holds on to his serve to accomplish a 5-3 lead in this set No.2. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori returns a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! High kick serve, Nishikori fails to control it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cannon serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nice serve by Cilic, Nishikori faces difficulty in returning it.

Nishikori has brought down his deficit to 3-4 in this second set as he has sailed through to a breezy and a comprehensive service hold on this occasion. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    3 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori blasts a forehand winner down the line.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori serves a high kick serve, Cilic delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Nishikori flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
30
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a backhand return, short rally, Nishikori thumps a forehand winner down the line.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve sent at T, Cilic returns a forehand winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Flat serve aimed at T, Cilic returns a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori blasts a forehand winner down the line.

Even if Nishikori held on to his serve to 15 in this match, the big factor that has been the main difference between these two players has been the Croat's serve and once again it made the difference as he held on to his serve to take his lead to 4-2 in this second set. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    2 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Slice serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a good one, Nishikori puts back a forehand return, good rally, Cilic hits a forehand winner down the line.
15
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori returns a quick forehand return, hard fought rally, Cilic whips a backhand cross-court winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve sent at T, Nishikori crafts a backhand return, #L# pushes a backhand long in the rally.

After losing his serve just a few minutes ago, Kei has become a bit more focused in his own service games and that's why has been successful in holding on to his serve for 2-3 in this second set. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    2 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a forehand return, short rally, Nishikori digs in a backhand winner down the line.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Cilic delivers a backhand return, Nishikori backhand lands at the net in the middle.
40
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Huge serve. Ace !!!
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Cilic only reaches to it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic crafts a backhand return, short rally, Nishikori produces a forehand cross-court winner.

Within a blink of an eye Cilic has confirmed the service break he accomplished in the last game and with that has extended his lead to 3-1 in this second set. Nishikori will now look to steady the ship in the next few games. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    1 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Slice serve, Nishikori has no answer to it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Nishikori delivers a backhand return, Cilic hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Short angled slice serve Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, short rally, Nishikori dumps a backhand into the net.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nice serve by Cilic, Nishikori faces difficulty in returning it.

Cilic has been the better server and the better returner in this match. His big forehand has been doing the maximum damage and once again it does so as he has broken serve to grab an early 2-1 lead in this set No.2. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Cilic hammers a forehand return winner.
40
A
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Cilic delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Cilic flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a backhand return, short rally.
40
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!!
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic delivers a backhand return, short rally, Cilic thumps a forehand winner down the line.
40
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve sent at T, Cilic delivers a forehand return, good rally, Cilic cross-court backhand fails to land inside the court.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Cannon serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic works a forehand return, brief rally, Cilic puts a forehand into the net.

Cilic offers a perfect response as he levels the proceeds at 1 all by putting up a clean service hold to 15. He hasn't faced any trouble whatsoever on his serve so far in the match. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    1 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick out-wide serve, Nishikori return goes wayward.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a heavy serve. ACE !!!
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic hits a good serve, Nishikori struggles with it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a high kick serve, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Cilic smacks a forehand winner down the line.

Quickly shrugging off the disappointment of losing the opening set, Nishikori focuses on the task in hand and begins the second set with a comfortable hold to 15. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6    1 - 0   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a forehand return, short rally, Nishikori thumps a forehand winner down the line.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick out-wide serve, Cilic return goes wayward.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori goes for a out-wide serve, Cilic delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic blasts a forehand winner down the line.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a quick backhand return, short rally, Cilic sprays a forehand outside the court.

Carrying the momentum of his big, big win over second seed Roger Federer forward, Cilic kick-started the match on a blistering note as he was seen enjoying his time on court. He first serves were scary, his second serves were literally untouchable, while his ground-strokes seemed like rockets. Moreover, his returns were coming at a certain pace and a certain depth as well, causing all sorts of problems for Nishikori, who was unable to handle the pressure as he was broken in the sixth game. It proved the pivotal moment of the set as a few minutes later, Cilic went on to serve the set out with an easy hold in the ninth game. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a sharp angled slice serve, Nishikori delivers a forehand return, Cilic produces a forehand cross-court winner.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Gigantic serve in the middle. ACE !!!
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic hits a flat serve at T, Nishikori struggles to put it back.

Nishikori has held on to his serve and with that he has stretched this first set for the time being. Still, the Croat will have another chance in the next game as he will serve for the set. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    3 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nice serve by Nishikori, Cilic faces difficulty in returning it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic puts a forehand into the net.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori serves a slice serve, Cilic works a backhand return, brief rally, Nishikori sends a backhand into the net.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve, Cilic fails to put it back.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Cilic returns a backhand return, good rally, Nishikori hits a forehand winner down the line.

Cilic has consolidated the break and has taken his lead to 5-2 in this first set. The pressure will once again be back on the Japanese as he will serve to stay in the set in the upcoming game. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    2 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori crafts a forehand return, Nishikori forehand is unable to clear the net.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Out-wide serve, Nishikori return flies outside the court.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Gigantic serve in the middle. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nice serve by Cilic, Nishikori faces difficulty in returning it.

Finally, the Croat has the first break of this match as he has broken the Asian No.1 for 4-2 in this opening set. It could prove to be a huge advantage for Cilic in this match. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    2 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic blasts a forehand winner down the line.
30
40
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Cilic shoots a backhand return winner.
30
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic crafts a backhand return, short rally, Nishikori strokes a backhand cross-court winner.
15
30
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nice serve by Nishikori, Cilic faces difficulty in returning it.
0
30
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic generates a forehand return winner.

Cilic has been simply brilliant with the positioning of the ball on his first serves as a returner like Kei has been unable to make any impact with his returns on his serve. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    2 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Short angled slice serve, Nishikori only manages to touch it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve, Nishikori crafts a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic whips a forehand cross-court winner.
30
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Huge serve guided at T, Nishikori shoots a forehand return winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori returns a backhand return, short rally, Cilic strokes a backhand cross-court winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nice serve by Cilic, Nishikori faces difficulty in returning it.

If Cilic has been using his booming serves to great effect, Kei has been the more agile player as far as movement on court is considered as he has used that movement to put the scores at 2 all in this first set. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    2 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori hits a good serve, Cilic struggles with it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Fine serve, Cilic works a backhand return, brief rally, Nishikori smacks a forehand winner down the line.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Heavy serve aimed at T, Cilic crafts a forehand return, short rally, Cilic flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori aims a high kick serve, Cilic returns a backhand return, good rally, Cilic hits a backhand straight into the net.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Cilic returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Cilic goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.

Like he did in his last match against Roger Federer, Cilic has been all business this afternoon as well as he has been firing one missile after another on his own serves. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a slice serve, Nishikori delivers a forehand return, brief rally, Nishikori backhand fails to clear the net.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve in the middle, Nishikori returns a forehand return, short rally, Cilic thumps a forehand winner down the line.
30
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Nishikori delivers a backhand return, good rally, Cilic hits a forehand winner down the line.
15
15
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Quick serve, Nishikori crafts a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Nishikori whips a backhand cross-court winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Fine serve, Nishikori returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Cilic smacks a forehand winner down the line.

Nishikori too responds to the Croat's challenge and marches on to a very easy service hold. The Japanese races through to level the scores at 1 all. 

Served By: K Nishikori Won By: Nishikori
Nishikori - Cilic    1 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve, Cilic fails to put it back.
40
15
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nishikori aims a high kick serve, Cilic returns a backhand winner.
40
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Nishikori hits a good serve, Cilic struggles with it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Slice serve, Cilic fails to put it back.
15
0
IN, Winner: Nishikori!!! Good serve in the middle, Cilic returns a quick backhand return, Nishikori strokes a forehand cross-court winner.

As expected Cilic started-off the match with a confident looking service hold. He wasted little time in coasting through to a quick hold. 

Served By: M Cilic Won By: Cilic
Nishikori - Cilic    0 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Nice serve by Cilic, Nishikori faces difficulty in returning it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Slice serve, Nishikori has no answer to it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Cilic serves a heavy serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Cilic!!! Good serve, Nishikori fails to put it back.
Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

25Apr 13:40
 
Marin Cilic
Kei Nishikori       
QF 0
2
1
6
3
6
Brisbane International

03Jan 11:45
 
Marin Cilic
Kei Nishikori       
QF 1
2
4
6
7
5
2
6
U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships

22Feb 14:10
 
Marin Cilic
Kei Nishikori       
QF 0
2
4
6
2
6
US Open

01Sep 10:15
 
Marin Cilic       
Kei Nishikori
R32 3
1
6
3
6
4
6
7
6
3
Chennai Open

03Jan 11:40
 
Kei Nishikori       
Marin Cilic
R32 2
1
4
6
7
6
6
2
Kei Nishikori
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
US Open

06Sep 21:00
 
Novak Djokovic
Kei Nishikori       
SF 1
3
4
6
6
1
64
77
3
6
 

04Sep 00:10
 
Stanislas Wawrinka
Kei Nishikori       
QF 2
3
6
3
5
7
6
7
7
6
4
6

02Sep 07:05
 
Kei Nishikori       
Milos Raonic
R16 3
2
4
6
7
6
6
7
7
5
6
4

30Aug 20:10
 
Kei Nishikori       
Leonardo Mayer
R32 3
0
6
4
6
2
6
3

28Aug 20:10
 
Kei Nishikori       
Pablo Andujar
R64 2
0
6
4
6
1
Marin Cilic
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
US Open

07Sep 01:25
 
Marin Cilic       
Roger Federer
SF 3
0
6
3
6
4
6
4

04Sep 23:35
 
Tomas Berdych
Marin Cilic       
QF 0
3
2
6
4
6
6
7

02Sep 23:40
 
Marin Cilic       
Gilles Simon
R16 3
2
5
7
7
6
6
4
3
6
6
3

31Aug 21:45
 
Marin Cilic       
Kevin Anderson
R32 3
1
6
3
3
6
6
3
6
4

29Aug 20:10
 
Marin Cilic       
Ilia Marchenko
R64 3
0
7
6
6
2
6
4
     
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