ATP Rosmalen: Borna Ćorić Advances to Semi-final!

Daniela Rogulj

After losing the first set, Borna Ćorić came back to defeat Chilean tennis player Cristian Garin in the quarter-final of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, reports on June 14, 2019. 

The best Croatian tennis player Borna Ćorić advanced to the semi-final of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands on Friday after defeating Chilean player Cristian Garin, the 32nd best player in the world, 6:7 (6), 6:3, 7:6 (8).

The first set was relatively equal, neither Corić nor Garin lost their service, and the winner was decided on a tie break in which the Chilean player was better. In the second set, Ćorić took the service of his opponent twice and won the second set after 38 minutes of play. 

In the third set, although Garin took Ćorić’s service twice to lead 5:2 and had the chance to serve for the match, Ćorić managed to return both services and equalized at 5:5. The third set then went to a tie break where Ćorić was better 8:6.

In the match that lasted two hours and 33 minutes, Ćorić served 16 aces, and Garin seven. Garin had five double faults and Ćorić one. Ćorić took the service of his opponent four times and lost twice.

This was the first encounter between Ćorić and Garin. In the semi-final, Ćorić awaits the winner of the match between Belgian David Goffin, 33rd on the ATP rankings, and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 44th on the ATP ranking.

Ćorić has poor results against both players – he lost to Goffin four times in four games, and twice to Mannarino in two games. 

Borna Ćorić is currently Croatia’s best male tennis player (ATP-14), after moving ahead of Marin Čilić (ATP-15) in the ranking on June 10, 2019. Ćorić is also the second seed of this tournament. 

In other Croatian tennis news, Donna Vekić is currently playing in the quarter-final of the Nottingham Open against French player Kristina Mladenovic. 

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