US Open: Marin Cilic Triumphant, Hails 'Miracle' After Doping Ban

A year ago, he watched the US Open from home after being suspended for dope abuse. Marin Cilic stormed his way into the good books of tennis a year later by winning the title for his first Grand Slam success.

updated: September 09, 2014 08:18 IST
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Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates with the US Open trophy after beating Kei Nishikori in the final.


Marin Cilic hailed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open as a "miracle", 12 months after the towering Croatian was forced to watch the tournament from home, seething over a controversial doping ban.

The 25-year-old Cilic eased past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in his first major final after 27 previous Grand Slam appearances and wasted no time in summoning up the appropriate adjective. (US Open final in pics)

"Considering everything, it's a miracle," he said.

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