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I wanted to start this thread so posting could be put here instead of in the thread named Borna Coric since it is getting long for one thread.
 

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Coric is already in Melbourne prepping for the AO:

Probably no real need to play a warmup tourney, especially given how late the season ended for him, so I hope plenty of practice plus the odd exhibition match are enough to get him that elusive first win Down Under.
 

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@NDee thanks for the re-direction. I didn't see the new Coric thread.

I was wondering why he wasnt playing in Brisbane or Sydney. Probably a good move, focus on the AO
 

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I have many expectations on Coric for 2019. I think he has optimized his game. He is so solid... But so unstable in big event.
How is he unstable in big events?
 

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I have many expectations on Coric for 2019. I think he has optimized his game. He is so solid... But so unstable in big event.
How is he unstable in big events?
Unstable, I mean, no big performance in GS. He was great in M1000 yeah. But very frustrating because he has a huge game. A little bit like Medvedev who is great in 250 or 500 but transparent in GS.
 

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I have many expectations on Coric for 2019. I think he has optimized his game. He is so solid... But so unstable in big event.
Do you mean GS? Cause ATP1000s look like his tier, he is probably very concentrating on them :) The Masters events are places where he gets rid of almost all of his problems, especially the mental ones, which snow from him at the lower-tier tournaments.

But we will hardly see much of it this season if Borna is going to ignore most of ATP250.
 

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Coric is scheduled to face Alex Zverev in the first Adelaide exhibition match on Monday 7 Jan. at 6:30 pm local time (08:00 UTC).

Seems he's also going to play on Tuesday against Fernando Verdasco, being the only ATP player listed on Team Cash. Looks odd to me as Zverev and Verdasco (Team Leconte) each play just the once :scratch: I don't normally follow exhos so I'm unaware if this kind of thing happens often or not... Maybe the WTC couldn't get another player and Coric is OK with the extra match :shrug:
 

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Unstable, I mean, no big performance in GS. He was great in M1000 yeah. But very frustrating because he has a huge game. A little bit like Medvedev who is great in 250 or 500 but transparent in GS.
Coric has now completed a year with his current team, which I'm sure everyone can agree has generally been a success. Before that, however, there were many coaching changes along with some injury problems that contributed to his unsteady progress and poor slam performances.

Now that his health and training situation has stabilised, I am confident we will see better results from Coric at top tier events, including slams. First step is to win a men's singles match at the AO, of course, which he has never done before.
 

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Unstable, I mean, no big performance in GS. He was great in M1000 yeah. But very frustrating because he has a huge game. A little bit like Medvedev who is great in 250 or 500 but transparent in GS.
Coric has now completed a year with his current team, which I'm sure everyone can agree has generally been a success. Before that, however, there were many coaching changes along with some injury problems that contributed to his unsteady progress and poor slam performances.

Now that his health and training situation has stabilised, I am confident we will see better results from Coric at top tier events, including slams. First step is to win a men's singles match at the AO, of course, which he has never done before.
I don’t know if he is ok with his injury of end of the 2018 season. I hope he will make a great run in GS.
 

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Borna in his 1st Rd defeats Steve Darcis in straight sets at the AO
Really glad he got his first ever AO win :) In fact, going through his past results, Coric had an awful (winless?) record in Aus/NZ going into this tourney.

He faces Fucsovics next, who will be a trickier opponent and one he hasn't faced before, but I think Coric should be able to win the match fairly comfortably.
 

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Really glad he got his first ever AO win :) In fact, going through his past results, Coric had an awful (winless?) record in Aus/NZ going into this tourney.

He faces Fucsovics next, who will be a trickier opponent and one he hasn't faced before, but I think Coric should be able to win the match fairly comfortably.
Gee I didn't know he had been so bad in Aus/NZ. I hope he can get more wins now at the AO :)
 

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On his Twitter, Borna posted: "Only 1,457 days after my first try, I made it to the 2R of the Australian Open."

Gotta love his perseverance, and his self-deprecating humor.
 

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On his Twitter, Borna posted: "Only 1,457 days after my first try, I made it to the 2R of the Australian Open."

Gotta love his perseverance, and his self-deprecating humor.
It gets even better as he has now won his 2nd Rd match against Fucsovics in straight sets!
 

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Gee I didn't know he had been so bad in Aus/NZ.
Before this year, Coric had a 0-4 record at the AO and was 0-1 at both Auckland and Sydney. Not a big sample size of course, but something that could start creeping into a player's mind, I suspect.

I hope he can get more wins now at the AO :)
He has a kind draw that's been helped even more by Thiem's exit so, barring any unexpected disaster, he's not done winning here just yet :angel:
 
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