Borna Coric

Borna Coric

Height: 6ft 2in / 1.88 m

Age: 26 (Nov 14 1996)

Career High: 12

Titles: 3

Plays: Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand

Achievements

  • Coric won his maiden Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati in August 2022
  • The victory also saw Coric become the first player this century to win an ATP Challenger Tour and a Masters title in the same season. The last player to achieve the feat was Mikael Pernfors in 1993
  • The 2014 ATP Star of Tomorrow, Coric is one of only three players to have played Rafael Nadal five times or more and retain a winning record
  • Coric defeated Roger Federer to win the 2018 Halle title, ending the Swiss’ legend’s last run as World No.1 and becoming, at the age of 21, the youngest champion in the tournament’s history
  • That same year, 2018, he helped Croatia beat France to win the Davis Cup and saw his world ranking climb to a high of No.12

Fun Facts

  • Born in Zagreb, he began playing tennis at the age of five after watching his father play the sport
  • Growing up, his tennis heroes were Nadal and Croatian compatriot Goran Ivanisevic
  • Coric will fancy his chances at the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City – his favourite surface is outdoor hard
  • If Coric was not a tennis player, he believes he would have become a boxer and one of his favourite sports personalities is Mike Tyson, whose fights he would watch as a child