Rafael Nadal’s Cincinnati Return Spoiled By Borna Coric

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

At the opening news conference on Sunday, Rafael Nadal stated, “I want to savor this entire week in Cincinnati. Since 2017, he has not participated in the Western Open or Southern Open.

Unfortunately, the 22-time men’s tennis champion had a brief week. Borna Coric of Croatia, 25, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets (7-6 (9), 4 -6, 4-6), the Spaniard’s first match since an abdominal injury forced him to withdraw from Wimbledon in early June.

Rafael Nadal Wins Against Coric

Nadal admitted, “Well, obviously, I did not perform my best.” “I need to practice and get better. I have to return.

In the 2016 Round of 16 of the Western & Southern Open, Coric is 2-0 all-time versus Nadal, giving him a lifetime record of 3-2. It was their first encounter since Nadal’s 6-1, 6-2 victory at the 2017 Montreal Canadian Open. The injured Nadal stated on Sunday: “We have to treat things a little bit slow and do things correctly because (the middle area) is a dangerous location to put a great deal of effort into every service there. immediate.”

Nadal was advanced to the first tiebreaker due to a double fault. After both players saved set points, Coric was down 11-9.

Naturally, there were opportunities at first. Nadal remarked, “I had two crucial chances in the tie-break and I did really well with two easy shots. Before leaving for New York, Nadal stated that he would be examined to make sure everything was proceeding “the way we wanted.” He acknowledged that it was impossible to determine whether the injuries had impacted his performance on Wednesday night.