Cilic: Small details key to reaching final

Marin Cilic believes addressing “small details” in his game has proved key to advancing to the third Grand Slam final of his career.

Former US Open winner Cilic will strive to land his second major on Sunday after victory over unseeded British player Kyle Edmund handed him a place in the final, in Melbourne.

It’s the second year in a row that Cilic has reached a Grand Slam final after succumbing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon last summer.

But despite just six months passing since that defeat in London, the 29-year-old is convinced he is now a more complete player after making several minor tweaks at the end of last season.

“If you are not improving, you are getting worse as a player because everyone else is improving,” Cilic said.

“The game is improving. There are a lot of youngsters coming up playing great tennis, so you have to always find a way to get better and better.

“You can see with many guys at the top, especially Roger, that he has been adapting really well to the game and to the opponents and to the players at the top. Always challenging him to get better and better.

“Same thing is for me. I did good analysis of the last season. Found some things that can improve my game, some small details in the game that I focused on.

“It’s working really nicely in the start of this year.”

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