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Coric sets up meeting with Nadal at Cincinnati Masters

Borna Coric beats Lorenzi Musetti in straight sets on Tuesday in Cincinnati. Rafael Nadal is next up for the Croat during second-round competition.

Borna Coric Croatia’s Borna Coric reacts during his quarter-final match against Reilly Opelka of the U.S. in St Petersburg in 2020 (Panoramic)

Borna Coric beat qualifier Lorenzo Musetti 7-6(2), 6-3 to reach the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday afternoon. Coric, who is playing on a protected ranking, advanced at the Linder Tennis Family Center after one hour and one hour and 53 minutes.

The Croat’s reward is a showdown against Rafael Nadal on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Masters 1000, other first-round matches and results:

  • Filip Krajinovic vs. Daniel Evans
  • Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Ben Shelton
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Sebastian Baez
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Fabio Fognini
  • Henri Laaksonen vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Jannik Sinner
  • Tommy Paul beat Jenson Brooksby: 6-3, 6-2
  • Denis Shapovalov beat Grigor Dimitrov (16): 7-6(4), 6-3
  • Frances Tiafoe beat Matteo Berrettini (12): 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(5)
  • Sebastian Korda (WC) beat Karen Khachanov: 6-3, 6-4
  • Marcos Giron (Q) beat David Goffin (Q): 6-3, 6-4
  • Marin Čilić (14) beat Jaume Munar (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Andy Murray beat Stan Wawrinka: 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Holger Rune: 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4
  • John Isner beat Benjamin Bonzi: 7-6 (11), 3-6, 7-6 (4)
  • Emil Ruusuvuori beat J.J. Wolf (WC): 7-6 (2), 6-2
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (15) beat Francisco Cerundolo: 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
  • Diego Schwartzman (13) beat Alex Molcan: 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Aslan Karatsev beat Brandon Nakashima: 7-5, 7-5
  • Mackenzie McDonald (WC) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili: 6-0, 6-1
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Maxime Cressy: 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
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