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05-19-2016 08:02 PM
Berd Lover
Re: Borna Coric

A little bit surprised that Borna never had Nice (or Geneva) on his schedule to attempt to defend his semifinal points from last year. But they're probably thinking of the bigger picture I suppose with the French Open. What is more surprising though is he's only playing one grass tournament (Halle ATP500) before Wimbledon. I know at the moment he can only gain points at ATP250s by reaching the semifinals or better (because 45 points or less at those tournaments will go into his non countables right now ), but getting competitive matches on the surface he is quite uncomfortable on might have been a good idea?

Btw if Borna plays Davis Cup, could he be missing Umag?
As it's:
July 15-17 Davis Cup QFs at Portland USA (west coast), hardcourts
July 18-24 Umag, clay
July 25-31 Canada Masters (Toronto), hardcourt
During the July 18-24 week there is a ATP500 in Washington DC (hardcourt) he could choose to play instead of Umag
05-04-2016 10:44 PM
Re: Borna Coric

Defeats against Kyrgios in Estoril and Djokovic in Madrid. Djokovic said after the match that Borna reminds him a lot on himself. That they have a similar game and that we'll see him in a lot of finals in the future. I don't know if that's helpful or counter-productive.

What I do know is that Coric improved every aspect of his game (from last season) except his ROS. He wins 20% of his return game which is pretty abysmal. Tsonga has a career average of 21%, Kyrgios has 25% this season. Now think about Kyrgios whose serve will always be better than Coric's. If you add a better ROS, he's practically unplayable for Coric.

Ferrer for instance has 32% career average. Djokovic is on 37% this season.

I used this stat deliberately because to lift it, you need to be good in more segments than just ROS. Like, break point conversion, finishing the point etc. This whole segment of the game will need to be improved DRASTICALLY and as soon as it happens (if it happens) Coric will get into the TOP10 and people won't understand why since his forehand still won't be a big weapon.
04-25-2016 11:27 PM
Re: Borna Coric

A potential Coric-Kyrgios clash in the QF of Estoril. I think a minor miracle will have to happen for these two to lose their matches in R2. Kyrgios is the better player at the moment, but I think Coric has a chance on clay. He needs to be smart with his tactics and his ROS will be crucial. He can't give up all the initiative on the start of the point because Kyrgios serve+forehand combination might eat him alive. If he manages to make the rallies neutral from the start, he has a decent chance of winning since he's more consistent and he can hit through Kyrgios who isn't a great defender. Murray's tactics vs Kyrgios in RG2015 is something Coric should look up to. Hope this match happens.
02-23-2016 02:29 PM
Berd Lover
Re: Borna Coric

Borna confirmed for the Davis Cup tie against Belgium

It will be played on indoor clay
01-18-2016 12:00 PM
Re: Borna Coric

what the hell even happened. how do you get spanked like that on hard by ramos?
01-18-2016 03:15 AM
Re: Borna Coric

He's just an embarrassment right now.

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01-14-2016 11:49 PM
Re: Borna Coric


1st round Ramos-Vinolas
2nd round Cilic

this could be interesting to watch

01-11-2016 02:29 PM
Berd Lover
Re: Borna Coric

Borna is on Show Court 1 tomorrow in Sydney, so his match will be livestreamed He's the fourth match on that court (2 WTA & 1 ATP match before him). Not sure what kind of shape he'll be in, so I don't really have any expectations of him.
01-09-2016 03:40 PM
Re: Borna Coric

He won in three sets, he into the finals
01-08-2016 11:23 PM
Re: Borna Coric

Good chance to make the Chennai final now with last year's finalist Bedene in the SFs.
01-05-2016 03:44 PM
Berd Lover
Re: Borna Coric

01-04-2016 06:37 PM
Re: Borna Coric

Borna-Stud. Despite of his awful second set, he won.
I want to see you in QF. Keep going, my sexy neighbour.
01-04-2016 06:33 PM
Berd Lover
Re: Borna Coric

A winning start to the year for Borna. I'm sure he'd be happy about that
01-04-2016 06:32 PM
Re: Borna Coric

Coric is really ambitios)
01-04-2016 06:29 PM
Re: Borna Coric

Nobody here?

Borna won his first match of the season against Granollers, 76(5) 26 64. Winnable R2 against Ram or Krajicek.
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