Borna Coric withdrew from the second-round US Open 2019 in New York due to a low back strain. The Croatian trained under the Italian, Riccardo Piatti since 2017, but now he has decided to conclude his coaching tenure with him. Piatti has trained the former top ten players on the ATP Tour, like, Novak Djokovic, Ivan Ljubicic, Richard Gasquet, and Milos Raonic.
— borna coric (@borna_coric) September 3, 2019
With Piatti, the Croatian has attained some milestones in his career. In 2017, Borna Coric won his first ATP title in Marrakesh, Morocco. He had an impressive run on the ATP in 2018. That year, Coric dethroned the defending champion at Halle Open 2018 finals with a win over then World Number one, Roger Federer. He also ended Federer’s 20-match winning streak on grass.
He defeated the Swiss again at Shanghai Masters 2018 semifinals, Federer was the defending champion there as well. With that win, Borna Coric reached his maiden ATP Masters 1000 final and simultaneously raised to a career-high rank of World Number 13 in the ATP rankings.
In the round of 64 of the US Open 2019, the Croatian had set up a meeting with the Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov. However, the Bulgarian was comforted with a walkover in the first week of the US Open. Coric’s injury woes persisted from Wimbledon 2019 and caused hindrance again in New York, and that compelled the World Number 12 to withdraw.
He also pulled out from this year’s grass-court major, thus breaking his streak of Grand Slam attendances, since his major debut at US Open 2014. Followed by Coric’s walkover at US Open 2019, Dimitrov is through to the quarters and geared up to battle against the third seed, Roger Federer.
This season, Borna Coric is yet open his ATP title account. He made it to the semi-finals at Dubai Open (which was his best run this season) but lost to the ultimate champion, Roger Federer. He was the reigning semi-finalist at Indian Wells but lost to the big server, Ivo Karlovic in the first round and also couldn’t defend his title at Halle Open.