ATP ROME - R1.
15 MAY 2018
Preview: The Croatian Borna Coric takes on the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 1st round of Rome. Coric is playing really good stuff and won 6 of last 10 matches. Those losses came against Federer, Zverev, Djokovic and Thiem, so no shame in any of them. Earlier this season, he reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal at Indian Wells; however, he lost to Roger Federer in three tight sets, despite leading by a set and a break.
Tsitsipas has done well this year making the last sixteen at Monaco before making runner-up at Barcelona only losing to Nadal in the final and he also made the SF in Estotil despite looking jaded and that took its toll with an early exit at Madrid but that gave him a good few days off and after coming through his opening two matches he can beat Coric today who is 4W-3L on clay this year ...