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The 21 year old, Marin Cilic, took out both del Potro and Roddick at this year’s Australian Open. Although he was defeated by Andy Murray in the semifinals, this kid has potential. He ousted del Potro in 5 sets: 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Marin Cilic, from Croatia, won his first ATP match against del Potro. Both Cilic and del Potro are only five days apart, del Potro being the older. Also like del Potro, Cilic is a giant, towering over a lot of the players at 6’6″ (del Potro being the same height).

In the next round, Cilic took out Andy Roddick in the quarters in another five-set triumph. The score: 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.

So, the bottom line is, watch out for this 21 year old Croat!

All picture credit goes to Getty Images.


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