Borna Coric beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Cincinnati final

the reborn This is the word that describes the week of Borna Coric in the ATP Cincinnati 2022. The current number 152 in the world has had no qualms about rediscovering his best level of tennis and surpassing himself in an event in which nobody counted on him. Coric closes the perfect week with a solid win against Stefanos Tsitsipas with a final result of 7-6 (0) and 6-2 in 1 hour and 56 minutes of final. Although the Greek made Coric desperate with his parsimony, this did not have any negative consequences in the game. More than important result that causes him to play the US Open as seeded. Borna has dropped just one set against Rafael Nadal during his stay in the city of Ohio.

Perfect start for the Greek

Stefanos started the match stronger than his rival, throwing winners from the first moment and with that confidence with which he finished yesterday to finish the points in the net. The Greek got the first break of the final with a reverse forehand after patiently working the exchange. Coric made his debut later in the light to make it 3-1. Tsitsipas’ joy lasted little, as he saw how Borna ate up ground without being able to do anything to stop it.

Borna becomes the owner of the final

In the most tense game of the match, with Coric trying to put the equalizer on the scoreboard for the first time, the Croatian complained to the chair umpire about his rival’s parsimony, wanting to speed up the pace of the game. So it was with the kick of him. Borna did not hesitate for a second to go up to the net or to go for the winner, in search of the initiative of the final. The temperature of the match increased in the last games of the first set, which was gaining more and more tension between the two players.

Already in the tiebreak, Stefanos was the first to give in with a double fault, a factor that Coric took advantage of to sign a perfect tiebreak, in a set in which he controlled errors much more than the Greek.

Although it seemed that history was repeating itself, the Croatian raised a 0-40 to not let Stefanos get ahead. Tsitsipas had to save another three break balls so that the final did not get out of hand yet, with an opponent that grew with the passing of the minutes and the support of the stands.

Volley serve can’t save Tsitsipas

The Greek reached such a point where his play was more than predictable. Stefanos used to serve and volley in the most dangerous situations against a Borna who was not afraid of anything. The Croatian’s parallel setbacks left Tsitsipas completely unanswered, as he was no longer running towards the ball after being broken in the second set. The Hellenic tennis player continued to fight, although Coric closed in on the band, being very clear about what his objective was. Brave from the rest and with some threatening clouds, Borna wanted to settle the matter as soon as possible to proclaim himself champion at the ATP Cincinnati 2022.

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