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Cilic, who pulled out of BNP Paribas Masters due to an arm injury, (https://twitter.com/cilic_marin/status/529055597568983040) tweeted and congratulated Djokovic after the Serb won the Paris crown and said he will see him in London.
Marin Cilic | Now either Cilic or Nishikori, neither of whom are ranked in the top 10, tonight contest the first final since Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt in Melbourne almost 10 years ago not to feature any of the big four.
Open,' three weeks ago, you would look at them like they don't know what they're talking about,'' said 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, Cilic's coach.
Dimitrov moved 5-2 ahead in the decider with two breaks, but Cilic was not going out without a fight and saved a match point with a booming forehand as he repaired some of the damage.
Cilic, the 2014 US Open winner, married his longtime girlfriend Kristina Milkovic last April and life has given the 30-year-old a different perspective.
Cilic won 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-3 to secure the title for Croatia for the first time since 2005.
Cilic lived up to his status of team leader this weekend, winning his two matches without dropping a set.
The hosts entered yesterday's final day looking to become the first country since 1939 to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the final, having lost both matches on Friday, but Cilic gave them no chance.
Croatia will be slight favourites despite having to face France on clay at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, with world number 12 Borna Coric supporting the seventh-ranked Cilic.
When rain forced the tie to be postponed on Wednesday evening, third seed Cilic was leading by two sets against an unheralded opponent who had never won a match at Wimbledon before this year.
Cilic had looked imperious throughout his run to the final and made his move in the seventh game of the opening set.