Disappointed Marin Cilic turns attention to grass court season
Marin Cilic is eager to put his French Open disappointment behind him and focus on grass court season.
The Croatian crashed out of Roland Garros at the quarter-final stage, losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals.
While he admits his disappointment at the way his tournament ended, he insists he is already looking ahead to the grass court season after reaching the final of Wimbledon last year.
“I just felt that my level could have improved 10, 20% at least,” he said.
“I was missing some balls that usually I don’t miss.
“[On Wednesday] it was raining on a few occasions. And then also again today (Thursday) it was difficult to find my rhythm.
“It was not easy. I was trying and trying and being positive, but things were not turning around.
“I’m glad that the knee injury is behind me. I’m feeling physically well
“I played good tennis here and played several matches. I mean, in the end with the result-wise, it’s not bad.
“The focus for the moment (is to) take it week by week, day by day, get into form. Obviously the grass court season is short, and I want to be in good form for it.”
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