After his win over Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final at Queen's on Saturday, Marin Cilic recalled the 2017 Wimbledon final he lost to Roger Federer. The Croatian player was heavily influenced by a foot injury and he shared how he received the injury in the first place.
Cilic said, 'Just before the tournament in Wimbledon, I went to see the specialist for a pedicure at Wimbledon, and the lady helped me a lot. You know, obviously with feet it's very, you know, sensitive. I think everything was working well for those two-and-a-half weeks.
I had a little tougher match (against) Sam (Querrey), a lot of movement maybe, just putting a bit more pressure on my foot and things like that. Just after the match, you know, I got a big blister. So I was actually not panicking.
It was Friday and couple days, two days until the final. I was really confident it was going to be okay. But unfortunately things didn't go well. And even with couple injections to numb the pain, nothing helped. I was a little bit handicapped.' Is there anything to avoid that situation? 'I have no idea.
Don't go for a pedicure,' Cilic joked. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal explains why he has not become a father yet