New York: Marin Cilic, who reached the US Open final with a thorough pounding of 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, admits he was starting to wonder if his day would ever come.
"When you are young on the tour you always feel you have enough time," the 25-year-old Croatian said, reflecting after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Federer that propeled him into a US Open final clash with Japan's Kei Nishikori.
"You have a lot of Grand Slams. You're going to do well. But when the time starts to pass by, you are more anxious if it's going to happen or it's not going to happen," added Cilic, who was 21 when he reached the semi-finals of the 2010 Australian Open but had only made it to the quarter-finals in two more majors since -- the 2012 US Open and at Wimbledon this year.