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Between the lines - Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic wipes his face with a towel between points.
by Josh Blagden
Saturday 30 June 2012

Marin Cilic talks Pope John Paul II, Goran Ivanisevic and Denzel Washington...

Q: If you weren’t a professional tennis player, what would you be doing?
MC: I would try to be a professional tennis player (laughs). Just kidding, I would try to be in some other sport like football or basketball.

Q: What are your other main interests outside of tennis?
MC: Watching football and following other Croatian athletes to see how they’re doing. Tottenham are one of my favourite teams so I like to watch them and I just enjoy sport in general.

Q: If you could meet anyone past or present, who would it be?
MC: Pope John Paul II.

Q: Who were your idols when you were growing up?
MC: Goran (Ivanisevic) definitely. He is a really nice guy and has helped me a lot.

Q: What is your favourite sport apart from tennis?
MC: Football.  

Q: What music are you into?
MC: I like listening to some Croatian music and a mix of pop and rock.

Q: What is your favourite film?
MC: I liked Lord of the Rings and Déjà vu was also good with Denzel Washington, he’s one of my favourite actors. I also liked Braveheart.

Q: If you were reincarnated, what animal would you come back as?
MC: Lion.

Q: If you could learn a new talent, what would it be?
MC: To sing and play the guitar.

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