My bad I thought 2nd rounds are played today. I didn't see the match obviously but claiming Coric played offensive tennis is like saying Trump can play tennis. What were Coric stats at the end?
Isner wasn't playing his 5th tournament in a row. He withdrew from Washington because he was injured and part of me believes he is still playing with that injury ever since.
I get where you're coming from. By the way, no match stats because ESPN is cost cutting (no statistician) and the ATP stats are useless. Having watched many Coric matches, I would never believe that Borna hit so many forehand and service winners had I not seen it with my own eyes. But as
points out, best to reserve judgment until Borna plays a stronger baseliner. Hey, I'm not saying that Coric has completed any sort of transformation or anything, just that I was surprised by how well he served and hit the forehand in this one particular match, again, against a leg-weary opponent.
I wouldn't worry about Isner's knee injury (I forgot that he withdrew from DC, thanks for the reminder). In the Atlanta final, John was bending and stretching the knee out. Even though he ended up winning the match, you could tell it was bothering him quite a bit. He wasn't stretching or massaging the knee in tonight's match, no limping or grimacing either. It just looked like his legs were heavy. His footwork is never that great to begin with, but tonight you could really see the sloppiness because he sprayed a lot of sitter forehands. The one stat they did show was average serve speed. Mid-way through the 2nd set, get this, Borna's average 1st serve speed was actually 1 mph higher than John's, 115 to 114. Yikes!