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Borna ?ori?
Coric WM17 (10) (36183687725).jpg
Country (sports)  Croatia
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Born (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 21)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Kristijan Schneider & Riccardo Piatti (2017-)
Prize money $2,694,005
Official website
Career record 83-88 (48.54%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 33 (27 July 2015)
Current ranking No. 48 (19 February 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open 3R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open 3R (2017)
Career record 4-11
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 413 (7 November 2016)
Current ranking No. 816 (19 February 2018)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (2016)
Last updated on: 21 November 2016.

Borna ?ori? (Croatian pronunciation: [bô:rna t:rit?];[2] born 14 November 1996) is a Croatian professional tennis player.[3] On July 27, 2015, he reached his best singles ranking of world No. 33. He has been described as one of the most talented young tennis players.[4]

Junior career

In 2013, ?ori? reached the semifinals of both the Australian and French Open junior events, before going on to win the boys' singles event at the US Open against Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in three sets. As a result, ?ori? moved to No. 1 in the junior rankings.[5][6] He also began playing on the ITF Futures circuit, winning five singles titles.

Professional career


?ori? made his debut at the 2013 Davis Cup, after he was selected for Croatia's World Group Play-off tie against Great Britain, with his first ever best-of-5 sets match against world number 3, Andy Murray. Despite showing promise, matching the Scot's level in the first 6 games, and breaking his serve in the third set, he would ultimately go on to lose in straight sets.

?ori? at the 2013 US Open


In April, ?ori? defeated no. 21 Jerzy Janowicz on the first day of Davis Cup, Croatia versus Poland. In May, he made the semifinals of the China Challenger, further improving his ranking.

In July, in the first round of the clay court event in Umag where he was playing with a wildcard, ?ori? scored another notable win over a top-50 player, beating seventh seed, no. 46 Édouard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets. He beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos in the second round to reach his first ATP quarterfinal. In the quarterfinal, he faced second seed Fabio Fognini and lost in three sets. ?ori? entered the top 200 for the first time on July 28 after his run in Umag, at no. 194.

In August, ?ori? qualified for the main draw of the US Open, his first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam. He upset 29th seed Luká? Rosol in the first round in straight sets, before falling to Víctor Estrella Burgos in the second round.

On 21 September, ?ori? won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in ?zmir after a three-set win over no. 94, Malek Jaziri, and he entered the top 150 for the first time at the age of 17 and 10 months, at no. 140.

In October, he was given a wildcard for the Swiss Indoors, where he achieved his first victory over a top-20 player, no. 13 Ernests Gulbis, in straight sets. In the second round he beat no. 66 Andrey Golubev, and then went on to record the biggest victory of his career thus far, defeating world no. 3, Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinals. His run to the semifinals launched him into the world's top 100 for the first time (at no. 93), becoming the youngest player to do so since Nadal in 2003.[7] In the semifinal, he lost to no. 28, David Goffin, in three sets.

In November, ?ori? won the ATP Star of Tomorrow, awarded by the ATP Awards, for being the youngest player in the top 100.[8]


?ori? began the season in Chennai, defeating Dutchman Robin Haase before losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka. At the Australian Open, ?ori? received his first ever direct entry into the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. He faced 29th seed Jérémy Chardy in the first round; however, he lost in four sets. In February, after losing to Sergiy Stakhovsky and Gilles Simon in the first round in Zagreb and second round in Marseille respectively, ?ori? made his second ATP 500 semifinal of his career in Dubai, defeating world number 3, Andy Murray, in straight sets in the quarterfinals, his second win over a top 5 player; this was despite ?ori? losing in the qualifying tournament, and requiring entrance into the main draw as a Lucky Loser.[9] In the semifinals, he lost to world number 2, Roger Federer, in straight sets.In March, ?ori? made his ATP 1000 main draw debut in BNP Paribas Open after winning two qualifying matches, he defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer in the opening round and then lost to Bernard Tomic. In Miami Open, he defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer again in first round and lost to David Goffin in the second round.

In April, ?ori? lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in the opening round in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. He then lost to Ivo Karlovic and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round in Bucharest and quarterfinal in Estoril. After failing in the qualifying round in Rome, ?ori? reached his first ATP 250 semifinal in Nice but converted none of 11 break points in the semifinal match and lost to Leonardo Mayer in Nice for the second straight years. At the 2015 French Open, ?ori? reached the third round in a Grand Slam for the first time after defeating No.38 Sam Querrey and the 18th seed Tommy Robredo. He then lost to No.37 Jack Sock in straight sets.

In June, ?ori? lost to Viktor Troicki in the first round in Stuttgart. ?ori? achieved his first grass court win by defeating Donald Young in the first round in Halle and then lost to Tomas Berdych. At the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round, then lost to 25th seed Andreas Seppi in the second. Both matches ran five sets.

In July, ?ori? lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinal in Umag and first round in Hamburg consecutively.

In August, ?ori? lost to the defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Montreal. After defeating one of his rivalries in junior periods, No.85 Alexander Zverev, he lost to Stan Wawrinka again in a close three sets in the second round in Cincinnati. 2015 Winston-Salem Open saw the first time that ?ori? attended an ATP tournament as a seeded player, where he reached the quarterfinal and lost to eventual champion Kevin Anderson. At the 2015 US Open, he lost in the first round to 8th seed Rafael Nadal in four sets.

In September, after winning an ATP Challenger in Brazil, ?ori?, representing Croatia, achieved two singles wins in 2015 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Brazil. In October, ?ori? lost to the second seed Kei Nishikori and the 14th seed Marin Cilic in the first round in Tokyo and second round in Shanghai Rolex Masters respectively. He then lost to Evgeny Donskoy and Kevin Anderson both in the opening rounds in two indoor tournaments, Moscow and Basel respectively. ?ori? ended his four match losing streak by defeating Fernando Verdasco in the opening round in Paris. After losing to world number three Andy Murray in the second round, ?ori? ended his 2015 season (at no. 44).

2016: First two ATP finals

?ori? began the season in Chennai, where he reached his first ATP final, falling to Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets.[10] In January, he was named in Forbes' "30 Under 30" sports list for 2016.[11] At the 2016 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Albert Ramos-Viñolas in straight sets. In March, ?ori? played for Croatia in Davis Cup tie against Belgium. He lost in a five-setter to David Goffin, but won the deciding point by defeating Kimmer Coppejans. In April, ?ori? reached his second ATP final in Marrakesh and failed again, losing to Federico Delbonis in straight sets. ?ori? reached the third round for a second consecutive year in Roland Garros, where he revenged 20th seed Bernard Tomic in the second round before failing to 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the third.

At the 2016 Cincinnati Masters, ?ori? scored his third career victory over a top ten player when he defeated former number one player Rafael Nadal in straight sets. It was his second career win over the Spaniard, both of which he achieved while still a teenager. ?ori? reached his first ATP 1000 quarter-final in Cincinnati Masters but was forced to retire when facing countryman and eventual champion Marin Cilic in the quarter-final match due to knee injury, which was also the first time that ?ori? retired during a match in his career. ?ori? retired again in the opening match in US Open when facing No.16 seed Feliciano Lopez.

?ori? suffered a straight set loss to Richard Gasquet in the Davis Cup semi-final between France and Croatia. ?ori? then announced finishing his 2016 season and received a knee surgery.

2017: First ATP Title

In 2017, ?ori? won his first ATP title at the 2017 Grand Prix Hassan II by coming back from a set down to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets after saving five match points.

On May 12, 2017, at the Madrid Open, ?ori? defeated number one Andy Murray in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Playing Style and coaching

?ori? is a defensive baseliner. He is solid from both the forehand and backhand wing and moves well laterally on the court. His style of play lends itself to having long rallies and wearing down his opponent from the baseline. Due to the fact that he's born left-handed but plays on his right hand, the strengths in his game are in his movement and his two-handed backhand.

His past coaches have been ?eljko Krajan (2014-2015), Thomas Johansson (2015), Miles Maclagan (2016), and Ivica An?i? (2016-2017).[] Coric is currently coached by Kristijan Schneider & Riccardo Piatti.[]

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1-2)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2016 Chennai Open, India 250 Series Hard Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 5-7
Loss 0-2 Apr 2016 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 2-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 Apr 2017 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Hard Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 7-6(7-3), 7-5

Singles performance timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current till 2017 Australian Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0-4 0%
French Open A A 3R 3R 2R 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Wimbledon A Q1 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
US Open A 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 3-4 2-4 3-4 0-1 0 / 14 9-14 39%
Year-end championships
Next Gen ATP Finals Not Held SF 0 / 1 3-1 75%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A 2R 3R 1R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Miami Open A A 2R 1R 3R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Madrid Open A A A 2R QF 0 / 2 4-2 67%
Italian Open A A Q2 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Cincinnati Masters A A 2R QF 1R 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Shanghai Masters A A 2R A Q1 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Paris Masters A A 2R A 2R 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 5-7 7-7 7-7 0 / 21 19-21 48%
National Representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Davis Cup PO PO 1R F A 0 / 2 5-6 45%
Win-Loss 0-1 1-1 2-1 2-4 0-0 0 / 3 5-7 42%
Career Statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals 0 0 0 2 1 3
Overall Win-Loss 0-2 7-6 26-28 22-24 24-26 2-2 81-88
Year-end Ranking 303 102 44 48 48 47.93%

Wins over top 10 players

Season 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 1 1 3 1 7
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score ?ori?
1. Spain Rafael Nadal No. 3 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) QF 6-2, 7-6(7-4) 124
2. United Kingdom Andy Murray No. 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6-1, 6-3 84
3. Spain Rafael Nadal No. 5 Cincinnati, United States Hard 3R 6-1, 6-3 49
4. Austria Dominic Thiem No. 8 Miami, United States Hard 2R 6-1, 7-5 62
5. United Kingdom Andy Murray No. 1 Madrid, Spain Clay 3R 6-3, 6-3 59
6. Germany Alexander Zverev No. 6 US Open, New York, United States Hard 2R 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(7-1), 7-6(7-4) 61
7. Spain Pablo Carreño Busta No. 10 Doha, Qatar Hard 1R 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(10-8) 48

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 8 (7 Titles)

ATP Challengers (2-0)
ITF Futures (5-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2013 Great Britain F9, Bournemouth Clay United Kingdom Daniel Cox 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 2013 Turkey F32, ?zmir Hard France Enzo Couacaud 6-7(0), 7-6(1), 7-5
Winner 3. 2013 Turkey F33, ?zmir Hard South Africa Tucker Vorster 6-4, 6-4
Winner 4. 2013 Nigeria F1, Lagos Hard Croatia Ante Pavi? 6-4, 6-3
Winner 5. 2013 Turkey F51, Istanbul Hard (I) Turkey Bar Ergüden 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 2014 China F4, Chengdu Hard China Wu Di 4-6, 2-6
Winner 6. 2014 ?zmir, Turkey Hard Tunisia Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-4
Winner 7. 2015 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva 6-4, 6-1

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1-0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2013 US Open Hard Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-6, 6-3, 6-1



  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Borna ?ori? himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "ATP Profile". Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ "Borna Coric could be the next Novak Djokovic - just ask Andy Murray". February 27, 2015. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ "Croatians Coric, Konjuh win junior US Open titles". The Washington Post. September 8, 2013. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Hrvati poharali US Open! Konjuh i ?ori? pobjednici juniorskih turnira!" (in Croatian). Index. September 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Herman, Martyn (1 November 2014). "Teenager Coric is a man on a mission". Reuters. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "Federer wins sportsmanship award". ESPN. Associated Press. November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nerveless Coric Takes Out Murray In Dubai". ATP. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ "Stan Wawrinka beats Borna Coric in Chennai final". BBC. January 10, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ "Coric Named In Forbes' 30 Under 30 Sports List". January 5, 2015. Retrieved 2016. 

External links

Preceded by
Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý
ATP Star of Tomorrow
Succeeded by
Germany Alexander Zverev

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