the Croatian Borna Coric ensured this Sunday, after being conquered Cincinnati the first Masters 1,000 of his career, that he used to be in “vacation mode” when he defeated big rivals, but that served as a lesson to develop his mind and take another step in his growth.
He said this in the press conference after the final, after an extraordinary tournament in which he eliminated the Spaniards Rafael Nadal in the second round and in Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas Eventually.
“I didn’t look too much at that (the big rivals he was beating) during the tournament. I’ve been playing for years and I know that in a tournament I can’t rest. When I beat Nadal I was obviously very happy, it was unbelievable, but the next day I had to face another great player, I think fifteen hours later I was playing. So I have to be calm,” he said.
“But I learned that the hard way, because I made mistakes when I was young and losing to big rivals put me in vacation mode.”he added smiling.
Coric became the lowest-ranked player (152) capable of winning the Masters 1,000 since Spaniard Roberto Carretero did so in Hamburg 1996.
“I have no words, it’s an incredible feeling. I’m going to enjoy it a lot. I knew I could play well, I was training well, I knew I could play good tennis, but I didn’t know I could reach this level. I’m very happy,” he said.
Source: La Verdad
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