After the attempt to defend the title of the winner of the US Open, the best Croatian tennis player Marin Čilić finished with a convincing defeat in the semi-finals where 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 for only 85 minutes mastered the first player in the world, Serbian Novak Djokovic, how about ankle injury he would not even play on Friday that it was not a "grand slam" tournament.
"I knew that I was not up for 100, even in the quarterfinals against Tson, I was not fully prepared. My ankle caused problems in motion and Novak could use it. Even before the game, I was thinking whether to play or not. I decided to play because it's a grand slam tournament where I've come very far, "said Čilić.
From the very first moment of the match, Čilić acted slow, whether it was field movement, service moves, or when it was necessary to react to Djokovic's initial strikes.
The Chilean defeated in his third Grand Slam semi-finals. He only went to Roger Federer on his way to the title at last year's US Open and lost to Andy Murray at Australian Open 2010. and Novak Djokovic in New York.
"In the right moment I played the best match in the tournament. However, Marin also had a problem with the injury he had already fired for several matches. He could not move well enough, he did a lot of mistakes. I managed to use it, "Djokovic said at the end of the semi-final match.
Đoković will play in Sunday's final against another player in the world, Switzerland's Roger Federer who defeated Stana Wawrink with 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in the second half.