Marin Cilic born 28 September 1988) is a Croatian professional tennis player. Over the course of his career, Čilić has won 18 ATP singles titles, including a Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 3, achieved on 28 January 2018. Cilic first came to international prominence by defeating world No. 2 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open, and then reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open a few months later. He was also runner-up at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships and the 2018 Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer both times. Čilić has reached at least quarterfinal in all four major tournaments. He is known for his fast serves and powerful ground-strokes.
Čilić started to develop his career at a young age; his first steps of tennis started in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His potential was discovered by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training.He was soon befriended by his countryman to be Goran Ivanišević, who introduced him to coach Bob Brett. Cilic turned professional in 2005, and ultimately hired Ivanišević as his full-time coach in 2013. Čilić parted ways with Ivanišević in late July 2016, after advancing to the 2016 Davis Cup semifinals.
Austrian tennis star, Dominic Thiem is well-known for his explosive gameplay and huge groundstrokes. Thiem has proven himself to be a major force on clay inspite of his youth. It is said that he is expected to dominate the French Open when Rafael Nadal retires eventually.
The Austrian player has not won a Grand Slam title yet and the closest he has been was the 2018 French Open. Thiem had finished as the runner-up to eventual champion, Nadal.
Thiem has proven to the world that Rafael Nadal is not invincible on clay, having beaten him a few times. He is certainly showing signs of improvement on other surfaces too, but his clay court skills are something to be desired.
Thiem also has 11 ATP titles to his credit, most on clay, but one on grass and two on hard courts.
Dominic Thiem’s Endorsements
The 24-year old has a few sponsors backing him, but he is young and will surely gain more as his career progresses. The few brands that sponsor him are Adidas, Babolat, Bank Austria, Kia and Rolex.
In addition to that, his victories on the ATP tour have earned him almost $11 million in terms of prize money.
Foundations and Charity Work
Just like every other tennis player and sports personality, Thiem also does charity work. Along with the likes of Novak Djokovic, the Zverev brothers, Grigor Dimitrov and others, Thiem contributed to La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. This foundation is dedicated to saving the environment and promoting sustainable development.