B. Coric vs L. Pouille one more great match of the 1/8 – Finals at Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament taking place in Australia. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Borna Coric is a great, young and talented tennis player. He played very well last season and achieved high results. He plays very tactical and sometimes aggressive tennis, he feels comfortable with long rallies. In the first round, he played with S. Darcis and finished the match with straight sets win. Against Belgium, Coric made 16 aces and 3 double faults., he controlled the match and saved all break points against him. In the second round, Borna faced Fucsovics where the match finished with the same result 3:0. As usual for Croatian, he made more than 10 aces, 5 double faults, and saved almost all break points against him, however, his 1st serve was very weak this time. In the third round of Australian Open, B. Coric made a comeback against F. Krajinovic and won with 3:1 result. There was such an impression, that Krajinovic playing at the training, and don’t want to attack at all. SO Coric made everything by himself and won this match almost without resistance.
Lucas Pouille is a great young player with already big experience. He had great last season, however, its end was not so successful as 2018 beginning when he reached his best position at ATP ratings. In 2017 L. Pouille has won 3 ATP Tournaments and played in 4 of them by losing only at final of Marseille. The 2018 year was a little bit unsuccessful if we compare with previous, however, he played in 3 finals and won at Montpellier home Tournament. One of the best news at the end of the season was that Amelie Mauresmo announced that she would be his new coach.
Previously players have met 2 times. Thirst time when Coric was only 20 years old at Indian Wells and Coric won in straight sets. Second-time last season at Vienna ATP 500 Tournament, where Borna won in tough 2:1 match against French.