Ćorić will thus play in the final of the Masters 1000 tournament for the second time. It happened for the first time in Shanghai in 2018, and on this occasion, he will face Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Cincinnati Masters title.
Once again this week, Ćorić was more than convincing in Cincinnati. After a great fight and victory in a difficult three sets against Rafael Nadal, Ćorić, who entered this tournament as the 152nd player in the world, beat Bautista Agut and Auger Aliassime. And now he’s celebrating against the 11th player in the world.
Norrie opened the match better and took a 3-1 lead, only for Ćorić to string together five games and reach 1-0 in sets. At the same time, Ćorić won most of those five games convincingly.
In the second set, Ćorić continued to dominate in his service games. He kept the Briton at a great distance, while on the other hand, he often threatened his opponent with a break. The score was 2-2, and after that, he kept the advantage and calmly brought the match to an end. Ćorić used three of seven break chances and Norrie one of two.
“At the beginning of the match, I wasn’t on the court, and I didn’t feel the ball very well. But I found the right rhythm quickly, started serving better, and that was the key to victory,” said Borna after the match, who scored seven aces in the victory with a first-serve percentage of only 43 percent.
In his career, the 25-year-old Ćorić won two ATP tournaments, Marrakech in 2017 and Halle in 2018. He played his last final two years ago in Saint Petersburg, and in the same year, he played his last match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open, which Ćorić won 6-7(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(4).
Sunday is a new challenge, this time for the winner of the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati.
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