Croatia’s Marin Cilic on 8 September 2014 won the Men’s Singles title of the US Open of Tennis. To win his first Grand Slam title, the 14th seed Cilic defeated 10th seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The final match of the title was played at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Cilic for whom this was the first appearance in a Grand Slam final is also the first Croatian to win a major title since compatriot and coach Goran Ivanisevic who won Wimbledon in 2001. Cilic’s previous best finish was a semifinal appearance at the 2010 Australian Open.
This was the first time since 2005 Australian Open, that the final of any major tournament final had not witnessed any one of the big four (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) of tennis.
When: on 8 September 2014