He had to pull out of Wimbledon, due to a knee injury, after a good showing at Queens as runner-up to Andy Murray less than two weeks ago. His friends call him “Chila.” (Even his furry friends Down Under.)
He is an even-tempered player, who always seems to stay positive in a match. You won’t see this guy pulling a Johnny Mac or Safin (i.e. throwing a temper tantrum, smashing his racket or hurling expletives at the Chair Umpire). He’s easy-going, calm and according to those who know him, an honest man. How fitting then that he should be a Libra, the astrological sign symbolized by the scales. Balance, harmony and a sense of fair play seem to be what this guy is all about.
He may lack the dash and flair of Willoughby, but he exhibits great fortitude and loyalty when he sacrifices his potential happiness with Elinor to honor a promise he made to Lucy Steele.
Cilic will need that fortitude if he expects to break through and win a grand slam given the greedy players at the top. But this guy just might do it. If he does, expect him to break through in a steadfast and quiet manner to win the prize, just as Edward did, winning Elinor in the end.
“I-I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours.” (Edward Ferrars to Elinor in Sense and Sensibility)
Okay so maybe not completely swoon-spectacular (like Willoughby galloping up on a wild steed and gathering Marianne up into his arms), but at least a lady would have to sit down a moment after such a declaration of love and fan herself a bit.