absurd record for the winner Borna Coric

The Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati ended a few hours ago, an event that gave many surprises both in the men’s circuit and in the women’s circuit. In the latter, Caroline Garcia, a tennis player returning from qualifications and recently protagonist of a great state of form, won.

What happened among the men, however, is incredible. The tournament saw the absences of Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev, but after almost all the tennis players on the circuit participated and even Borna Coric, now former number 152 in the world rankings, triumphed.

The talented Croatian athlete has experienced great difficulties in recent times, physical problems that have slowed him down in the circuit and forced him to restart almost from scratch. Starting from position number 152, Borna Coric is the winner of a Masters 1000 with the worst ranking ever, thus surpassing the record of Roberto Carretero, winner in the distant 1996 of the Hamburg tournament, starting in that case from the 143 position Atp.

Incredible numbers for Coric and a detail that brings the Croatian week to be even more sensational. The same tennis player commented the victory against the Greek champion in this way, explaining: “When I found myself below in the score I realized I had to do much more and to play more aggressively.

I went out on the pitch aware of my possibilities, also aware of having to do something different than usual to beat him. Hit better, play deeper. This is what I did and luckily it worked.

I have no words to describe what I feel. I had trained well, but I absolutely did not expect to be able to aspire to such a result ”

Record week for Borna Coric

In recent days Coric has had a rather complicated draw and to win the tournament he has beaten 4 players of the World Top 11.

The Croatian talent born in 1996 beat Rafael Nadal at the beginning of the tournament and many had spoken only of the conditions of the Spanish champion, but Coric denied everyone with an incredible victory and a success destined to remain in the annals.

In addition to Rafa Nadal, Coric beat respectively Felix Auger Aliassime, Cameron Norrie and in the final, quite surprisingly, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, fresh from the semifinal victory over world number one Daniil Medvedev and certainly in a good shape. Photo Credit: Official Instagram Borna Coric

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