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Cilic: Everything I was dreaming about came today

"Everything I was working for and dreaming about came today," Marin Cilic said after his US Open win.

Cilic, who did not lose a set in his final three matches, said: "I think this is all the hard work in the last several years and especially the last year.

Marin Cilic kisses his trophy after defeating Kei Nishikori at the US Open men's final. Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

"My team brought something special, especially Goran [Ivanisevic]. The most important of all the things he brought to me was enjoying tennis and always having fun.

"I enjoyed my best tennis over here and played the best tennis of my life."

Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to take US Open title

Marin Cilic crushed Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 ,6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final to become the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title in 13 years.

Marin Cilic celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori in the US Open men's final Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Cilic's victory was sweet redemption after he had to sit out last year's tournament while serving a four-month doping ban.


Murray: 'It's a shame I had to play a bad match today'

Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open in the quarter-finals. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images

Andy Murray suffered his worst grand slam defeat since losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round in New York three years ago.

Speaking at post-match press conference a visibly disappointed Murray said: "I don't think I was playing poorly. I got to the quarter-finals of a slam which isn't easy.

"I would have liked to have played a little bit better but I've had a good run the last couple of years. It's a shame I had to play a bad match today."

Murray fighting to stay in US Open

Andy Murray reacts after a missed point against Stanislas Wawrinka Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Andy Murray is fighting to stay in the US Open after losing the first two sets of his quarter final match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.

The defending champion lost the opening two sets 6-4 6-3.

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