Marin Cilic hoping to peak at right time


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Marin Cilic believes he is capable of claiming further Grand Slam titles as he hopes to peak over the next few weeks ahead of the US Open.

The Croatian has reached two Grand Slam finals during the last two seasons at Wimbledon in 2017 and in Australia this year.

He also made it to the last eight on each of his last two appearances at the French Open and he feels that another Grand Slam crown isn’t far away.

Cilic’s only Grand Slam triumph came in 2014 when he beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets at the US Open.

With the 2018 event at Flushing Meadows set to get underway on August 29, Cilic, who is priced at 17.00 to win the 2018 US Open outright, has already started his preparations on the hard courts.

The world number seven, who is currently working his way through the field at the Rogers Cup, heads to Cincinnati next week and he is hoping to peak at just the right time for the final Slam of the campaign.

Cilic told reporters: “They are big tournaments. I’m also peaking my form to play well at these. You have to take every single week as seriously as you can.

“These weeks are extremely important also for my game and the confidence. I’m definitely going to peak my form for these tournaments here and try to play the best I can.

“I feel that new chances are going to come up and that I’m getting closer to winning some more Grand Slams.”

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