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Borna Coric struggled in the 1st round of Halle Open 2019

Borna Coric struggled in the 1st round of Halle Open 2019

Croatian youngster Borna Coric begins his journey to defend the championship in the Halle Open by winning Jaume Munar 7-6 (2), 6-3.

A year ago, Borna Coric made a big hit here by beating Roger Federer holding a record of 9 times in the final, winning the first time.

Before attending the ATP 500 tournament on the pitch in Halle Open 2019, Coric won only 2 matches after 9 grass tournaments.

The turning point in the match against Munar in the first round this year when Coric rescued two consecutive break-points facing a 3-4 in the first set.

If he wins this game, the Spanish player will take advantage of the lead but unfortunately Munar missed. The small left-handed shot before kicking off a powerful serve helped Borna Coric to escape spectacularly.

Meanwhile, the Croatian player only needs a similar opportunity to successfully break Munar's game of delivery and rise to a 3-1 lead in the second set, before closing the 7-6 (2), 6 win. -3 after 85 minutes.

Borna Coric will meet Joao Sousa in the upcoming second round, after the Portuguese player beat Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (3), 6-1.