Marin Cilic set to make third consecutive appearance in Rotterdam


Marin Cilic set to make third consecutive appearance in Rotterdam
Marin Cilic set to make third consecutive appearance in Rotterdam

Croatian tennis ace Marin Cilic has been confirmed for next year's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The 29-year-old is set to play at the ATP 500 event in Rotterdam for the fourth time in his career. The Croatian debuted at the Dutch tournament in 2014 -- when he in his debut appearance fell just short of winning it all -- as he ended runner-up to Czech Tomas Berdych in the final.

Cilic, ranked at No. 7 in the world, skipped Rotterdam in 2015 but then collected back-to-back appearances at the tournament in 2016 and 2017. The 29-year-old's two previous campaigns in Rotterdam came to an end in the quarter-final as he was defeated by German Philipp Kohlschreiber at the tournament in 2016 before he was shown the exit doors by Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga this year respectively.

2014 US Open champion Cilic is expected to be joined in the 2019 Rotterdam player field by 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, Australian rising star Nick Kyrgios and this year's Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung.

The Rotterdam has been featured by one of the biggest start of the game in recent years as the great Roger Federer beat Bulgarian tennis ace Grigor Dimitrov in this year's Rotterdam final. The Rotterdam event has been scheduled to be held from 11-17 February.

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