I wrote about Borna Coric the other day. He opened his season with a three set win over Dominic Thiem. His run for Croatia in ATPCup is now over following back to back humiliations against Diego Schwartzman and Hubert Hurkacz. I didn’t see him against Hubert but I watched Borna take on Diego today and it was shambolic. I spoke in a piece the other day about Coric having aspirations for London but needs to find consistency. If you look at his 27 wins last season: 8 wins and 15 defeats against players in the top 50 and 15 of … Continue reading Re-think required; Borna Coric thrashed 2-6 2-6 by Diego & Hubert outlines big issues in his game!
Borna Coric hadn’t won a match since late September finishing his decade on a six match losing streak. The 23 year old is the lead for Croatia at the ATP Cup and he put on quite a show to see off Dominic Thiem in the opening tie for his country. It was quite the win for Borna who only recorded one top 20 win last season and that was against Nikolosz Basilashvili (ranked 19) back in February of last year. Borna played well against Thiem who didn’t play with much conviction, instead was indecisive at times. There was just the … Continue reading Fine Margins; Borna Coric opens his year with an impressive win as he seeks for more consistency and his ultimate goal!
A trip to Canada always kicks off the hard court season in full swing! The tournaments alternate destinations each year. This year the ladies will be back in Toronto and the men will be in Montreal. The draw is packed with many exciting round one match ups! So let’s take a look… Milos Raonic v Taylor Fritz Taylor is the form player, he has had some great results of late with wins in Nottingham and finalist in Atlanta. Everything has come together for the American whose game does look much more combined now. Raonic is looking for some momentum, he … Continue reading Montreal & Toronto ready for a week of intense battles 🍿🇨🇦
Borna Coric will leave Madrid thinking what could have been? Lucas Pouille came to Madrid without a main draw win on the ATP circuit since the 23rd of January in Melbourne a streak of over three months which forced him to decide to take a step down last week as he played a challenger at home in Bordeaux walking away with the title. Lucas played very well. He seemed very focused and determined early on and his hitting from the baseline and especially the forehand which the Croat struggled to deal with time and time again with the sheer power … Continue reading Borna Coric left frustrated as Lucas Pouille snaps losing streak!
I watched the draw in pure disbelief! What a draw we have and the opening round match-ups even without the top eight in action is stunning! Denis Shapovalov v Felix Auger-Aliassime Wow. Two Canadians who are good friends and have explosive games! Felix is big off the forehand as we know and if he can get that time to unleash then he will be difficult to play against. I like Denis’ game it is full of imagination but there is one thing that bothered me. I saw a video on Twitter of Denis’ best shots from Barcelona and they were … Continue reading Madrid; Men’s round one match-ups 😯🤩
The quarter finals are set. It was another day of stunning clay court tennis in Monaco as 16 became 8 as the first clay Masters event of the season delivered once again. Djokovic 6-3 6-0 Fritz A very good performance from Novak, once he got going he really got in the groove and began to impose and look confident on the court. That win previously against Kohlschreiber has done him major favours as he looks ahead to his quarter final match against a difficult Medvedev. Nadal 6-4 6-1 Dimitrov Another good performance from Rafa, backing up his 6-1 6-1 against … Continue reading Thursday in Monte-Carlo; Novak 🤩 Nadal 😏 Medvedev 😎 Thiem, Sascha, Tsitsipas 🤔& Borna 🥳
Borna Coric has managed to orchestrate his way into round two in Madrid. The Croat was under pressure throughout as the Pole kept coming back despite in all honesty not being near his best and through in some surprise rain down at the Country Club really did add to the issues for the 9th seed. It took 2 hours 46 minutes for Borna to get the job done in Monte Carlo but will be pleased to find his way past Hurkacz who has proved to be tricky for many. Borna will not be too happy with the amount of unforced … Continue reading Borna Coric 6-4 5-7 7-5 Hubert Hurkacz