Sporting Life

Cilic offers a peek into playing tennis' Big Three

Having played and beaten tennis’ best, Croatia's Marin Cilic points to his pushing himself daily as the hardest part of life at the top.PHOTO: AFP

It's not one point, or two, or a game, or a set. No, to play Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal is to feel the squeeze of pressure all day. It's a suffocating intensity that won't dip, it's a relentless interrogation under bright lights to which you'd better have brilliant rejoinders.

"They play every single point like it's a match point."

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