Marin Cilic, 34, has confirmed he has no plans to retire in the immediate future as he still loves the game and competing against the world's best players. Cilic, the 16th-ranked player in the world, hasn't won any titles this season but he has been a semifinalist on four occasions.
Once Cilic is done with professional tennis, he may try himself as a coach at a tennis academy. “I love tennis, my wife is always laughing at me, cuz’ I also watch it on TV every day. I love competing and everything that comes with it.
I’ll be involved in this game even after I retire. I’d also be more dedicated to my family, I have two boys now. But I will be in tennis, maybe coaching at an academy. Hopefully, it won’t happen no earlier than 4-5 years from now," Cilic said, per Tennishead.
Cilic on Roger Federer's retirement
This past weekend in London, Federer retired from tennis. In his final match at the Laver Cup, Federer teamed up with Rafael Nadal. Federer and Nadal ended up losing in three tight sets to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
“It’s a sad moment, sad for all the fans around the world I felt nervous even watching his match, I wondered if it was gonna be more of an exhibition, but they held a match-point. Would’ve been great if they could win, but still it was a very emotional moment.
We’re gonna miss Roger so much," Cilic said of Federer's retirement. Cilic was the last player that Federer defeated in a Grand Slam final. In fact, Federer defeated Cilic for his last two Grand Slam finals.
After beating Cilic in the 2017 Wimbledon final, Federer also defeated the Croatian in the 2018 Australian Open final. But Cilic did get one very big win over Federer, having beaten the Swiss en route to winning the 2014 US Open.