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Ćorić Cruising At US Open, Čilić Too

August 29, 2018


World ranked #20 Borna Ćorić



21 year-old Croatian tennis player Borna Ćorić, who is currently ranked #20 in the world, has made quick work in the first two rounds of the US Open this tournament. In the 1st Round Monday, Ćorić defeated German Florian Mayer in four sets: 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to set up a 2nd Round match with Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena Wednesday afternoon. Ćorić cruised through the match in straight sets: 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 and will now face Russian Daniil Medvedev Friday in the 3rd Round. Medvedev defeated a very hot Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday, who was ranked #15 coming into the tournament. Ćorić is still young but he has been slated as the future of Croatian tennis. He has yet to make it to the 4th Round of a Grand Slam; but that time could very well be now, where he could meet #3 Juan Martin del Potro.



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#7 ranked Marin Čilić had a light day Tuesday in the 1st Round as his opponent Maruis Copil retired in the third set. Čilić will take on qualifier Hubert Hurkacz in the 2nd Round Thursday and has an extremely easy road to the quarterfinals. The only ranked player left in his quarter of the draw is #10 ranked Belgian David Goffin.



Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 9 comments

  1. Zee says:

    Hope our boys both do well! I’m a tennis fan not as big as nogomet but it’s up there. Great post!

  2. Maminjo says:

    Djoković is half Croatian and is a big fan of the Croatian National Football team.

    Not sure if he knew that Serbia actually qualified. A lot of people didn’t, so I can’t blame him.

  3. BZ says:

    Haven’t started watching yet, but hopefully Coric can be a perennial force in Flushing, just like Cilic.

    Iggy loved to make tennis comments.

    Iggy wouldn’t dare return, because he gave us his word that he was gone forever.

    Something tells me he still reads every comment, and from time to time, he reads a comment that makes him want to post again. Poor guy too proud to comment again.

  4. canuckcro says:

    Back home in zagreb they should install a statue of djokovic just like they have a statue of tesla a museum and street named after him..never knew ivan mestrovic (sculptor)was a dear friend of tesla.Novak is a genuine friend of our vatreni.

  5. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    @ All,

    I eased of on the moderating. You guys shouldn’t have issues. IGGY…vrati se!!!

    re: Djokovic,

    The guy is okay in my book. I talked to him for a few minutes privately at Indian Wells in March knowing I was a Croatian reporter and he was all for it. That’s tough to come by these days.

  6. canuckcro says:

    Federer struggling with unknown french player paire.Federer will be upset…cilic will repeat us open as a champ like 2014..4 or mil purse..crazy money for 2 weeks work.

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