Borna Coric: From Junior to Future
He's 21 years old. I am 23. I have yet to accomplish anything that this kid has done but that's ok. What we have to focus on is that Borna Coric is going to be a superstar. Right now, I think we can call him a superstar after all. This young Croatian just beat Roger Federer, 6-4 6-4 to advance to his first ATP Masters 1000 event final. With the season winding down, Shanghai and Paris are the last to major tournaments of the year to prove yourself on tour. They can give you the boost you need to finish your year higher and higher. Coric is definitely taking advantage of that.
Coric has seen success like this before. At the junior level, he beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final of the US Open and reached the semi-finals of Australia and the French. He reached the number 1 overall ranking and didn't stop there. He represented Croatia at the Davis Cup in 2013 where he showed great promise against Sir Andy Murray, despite losing in the fifth set. It shows how far he has come when playing great competition. He knows how to play and play well consistently but something has always got in his way. His temper.
Still, 21 years young, Coric has a long way to go. But his temper when he was 18, 19 years old was pretty bad. Throwing racquets, constant talking to himself on the court and to his coaches, he wasn't the poster boy for best behavior. Like some of the other young guns on tour, he didn't have a steady head to power through matches. Even at this years Australian Open, he obliterated his racquet on the court. But it seems like he is turning the page on that chapter of h
As the former Star of Tomorrow award recipient, Coric is the star of tomorrow. With a career-high ranking coming soon, moving up to 13 in the world, Coric is one of the youngest players under 30 to make his way into the top 10. He has the promise and stature to continue his success into the 2019 season.