Croatian tennis star Marin Cilic, 31, described becoming a father as an "incredible moment" and after seeing what his wife went through he has a bigger admiration for women. The 31-year-old Croatian became a father on January 31 as he and his wife Kristina decided to name their son Baldo.
"Emotions overflooded me as soon as he was born. I could feel the emotions rising from my legs up to my eyes and my head. It was just an incredible moment," Cilic told Ravi Ubha of CNN. "When I saw what my wife went through, I admire women even more, much more.
And I salute them so much for doing what they do for their kids." Meanwhile, world No. 37 Cilic also gave his thoughts on the summer hard court season as he thinks it will be extremely tough to host the events in the United States as scheduled.
The ATP has suspended the Tour until at least July 13 due to the coronavirus outbreak as they hope there won't be need for further suspensions. "I doubt the US tournaments are going to go ahead just because tennis is so global.
I believe tennis as a sport is in the least good position in this kind of a situation," Cilic said. Wimbledon was already cancelled and the next Grand Slam event scheduled is the US Open, which is scheduled to take place from August 31 - September 13.
Meanwhile, the French Open was rescheduled for a new date and it is now scheduled to be held from September 20 - October 4.