Borna Coric

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Born in Zagreb (Croazia) on November 14, 1996, Borna Coric won his first Futures title on the grass in Bournemouth and climbed about 150 positions in the ATP rankings up to No.1283. He was playing his eighth tournament as a pro (including the PBZ Zagreb Indoors where he won the qualifying first round against Panfil before losing to Berrer) and was able to seal the title passing through the qualification rounds and losing a single set in five main draw matches.

 “I didn't expect to win, these are my first tournaments” said the 16-years-old Croat after the victory. Coric didn't complain for the overcrowded week. “I wouldn't be ready to become a pro if I weren't able to play six matches in a row”. He seems resolute about the next steps for his career. Coric is going to play only the Grand Slams as a junior and focus primarily on the pro circuit (primarily Futures events). After the title in Bournemouth, Coric played another Future in Edinburgh where he qualified and won two main draw matches before surrendering to the fifth seed Jason Kubler.

 Coric is a sort of a baby prodigy. He started to play tennis at 5 and collected titles in every group of age (Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18), sealing relevant sponsorship deals. He's the typical modern player who likes to play on hardcourts but can obtain consistent results on every surface.

Here's the interview to Coric after the victory in Bournemouth.