Marin Cilic won the U.S. Open tennis tournament's men's singles title last year and then everybody pretty much forgot about him.
He didn't play much after that, nursing a shoulder injury, not even playing in 2015 until Indian Wells in March. And there were always the more rich and famous to write and talk about, the Roger Federers and Novak Djokovics.
But Tuesday brought the determination of the first semifinal spot, and there was Cilic, the hard-serving Croatian, penciled in.
“I came to this tournament, knowing that I can play well here,” Cilic said, “that I just need a few matches to get into the rhythm, and that's what...