Nicknamed “Chila” by his friends. Began playing at age 7 with his cousin, Tanja. Parents Zdenko (father) and Koviljka (mother) are retired; 3 brothers: Vinko, Goran and Mile, who is “the most inspirational person because of his good advice”. Favourite football teams are AC Milan and Croatia, admires players Kaka and Robinho. Enjoys playing on all surfaces but says hard and grass are best-suited surfaces for him. Recipient of 2016 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award after launching Marin Cilic Foundation on June 25, 2016 to provide young people improved access to education. Admires countrymen Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic. Fitness trainer is Slaven Hrvoj.

Residence: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Date of Birth: 28 September 1988
Birthplace: Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Height: 6' 6" (198 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2005)