Check out Twitter’s reaction to Marin Cilic’s first-ever Grand Slam title win here.
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Marin Cilic eased to his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows overnight as he proved far too strong for Kei Nishikori in the US Open final.
The Croatian 14th seed maintained his superb form he showed all tournament, cruising to a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory in just under two hours.
It was the first Grand Slam final since 2005 that didn’t feature either Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.
Here’s how some in the world of social media reacted:
Cilic receives congratulations from the Croatian Football Association:
— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) September 8, 2014
Former World no.1 Victoria Azarenka praises the Croatian’s breakthrough win:
What an amazing achievement by Marin Cilic! Great job to him and his team! — victoria azarenka (@vika7) September 8, 2014
And some more from the tennis world, including 14-time major winner Pete Sampras:
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 8, 2014
One and only !!!! @cilic_marin