Croatia, Davis Cup, US Open juniors: 10 questions about Borna Coric

Borna Coric is a 2-time ATP singles champion and helped Croatia win the Davis Cup title in 2018. Find out the answers to 10 questions you might have about him

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Who is Borna Coric?

Borna Coric is a Croatian tennis player who competes on the men’s professional circuit. He was born in Zagreb and currently resides in Dubai.

How old is he?

Coric, who stands at 6ft 2in (1.88m) tall, was born on November 14, 1996, and is currently 24 years old.

Was Coric a good junior?

Coric won the 2013 US Open boys singles title and reached the No 1 spot in the ITF junior world rankings following the win. He also reached the semi-finals of both the Australian Open and Roland-Garros junior singles events in 2013.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Who is Coric’s coach?

Coric is coached by Martin Stepanek, a former world No 248 in singles and world No 102 in doubles. He has earlier worked with Zeljko Krajan, Thomas Johansson, Miles Maclagan, Ivica Ancic, Riccardo Piatti, and Antonio Veic.

What is Borna Coric’s highest ranking?

Coric’s highest singles ranking has been No 12, which he first achieved in November 2018. shortly after reaching the final of the ATP Masters Series event in Shanghai. His current ranking and ranking history are available on his ATP Tour profile page.

How many ATP titles has Borna Coric won?

Coric has won 2 ATP singles titles in his career so far. He saved five match points against Philipp Kohlschreiber to win his first title at Marrakech on clay in 2017.

His second title came on the grass courts of Halle in 2018, where he defeated third-ranked Alexander Zverev, and world No 1 Roger Federer en route to the title – and became the youngest champion in the tournament’s history as a then 21-year-old.

What is Borna Coric’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

Coric’s best performance at a Grand Slam has been reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2020. He saved six match points to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round before going down to eventual runner-up Alexander  Zverev.

Has Coric won the Davis Cup representing Croatia?

Coric was part of the Croatian team that won the Davis Cup in 2018. He went 5-1 in singles during Croatia’s campaign that year, including a win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the final.

Coric has said that watching the Croatian Davis Cup team win the title in 2015 was a huge inspiration for him while growing up.

“I was impressed while watching the Croatian Davis Cup team winning the title back in 2005; it was a huge moment for me as a young tennis player and it inspired me. From that day, I was hoping to be on the team one day.”

How much prize money has  Coric won in his career?

Coric has won more than $8.5 million in career prize money. You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

Is Coric on social media?

Coric is active on social media. He updates his fans on Instagram (more than 247,000 followers), Twitter (49,000 followers), and Facebook (151,000 followers).