Extreme tension in an empty, eerie Stadium! ‘A match isn’t really finished until the last point. Neither Borna Coric nor Stefanos Tsitsipas would ever forget this after their enchanting and the last second turner tennis game.
Croatia’s 27th seed Coric saved six match points and came from 1-5 down in the fourth set to stun fourth seed Tsitsipas in the fifth set tie-break.
“I just have to be honest and have to say that I was really lucky. I made some unbelievable returns and I was a little bit luky at the end.”
Coric who will be facing Australian Jordan Thompson on Sunday for a spot in his first grand slam quarter-final.
Coric is one of four players to get positive for Covid-19. After the game in ill-fated Adria tour said the break helped him from a series of quibble injuries.
“I decided to take those 5 months as some kind of preparation . I was trying to come with a body that is healed. And it’s good”
‘Simply awesome from @borna_coric” tweets ATP tour.
The 23-year-old produced a great escape 48 hrs earlier too by rallying from two sets to one conquering over Juan Ignacio Londero. Despite inconsistencies, Coric gave results when needed.
Coric’s medical timeout
Coric took a medical timeout after the tie break and received treatment on his neck and right shoulder. The medical attention appeared to help his serve and sailed through the second set winning 80 percent of the match 20/25. In contrast with opening innings 66 percent 23/35
Tweets Tsitsipas on the loss,
“This is probably the saddest and the funniest at the same time thing that has happened in my carrier.”
It was a shame that no one was present to watch the enchanting piece of victory Borna claims.
Even without the crowd, the return of five-set drama at Grand Slam was welcomed by fans on social media.