As he faces Borna Coric in the Cincinnati Open Finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to strengthen his bid for the championship. Read below for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Borna Coric Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, Betting Tips and Live Stream.
The seventh ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the year will have its final in Cincinnati. Borna Coric, who entered as an unseeded player and was ranked 51st in the world, is a surprise finalist.
Borna Coric has been dominant this week, defeating four players ranked in the top 20 in back-to-back games. In the eleven sets he has played here, he has only lost one, and that was when he shocked Rafael Nadal.
At age 21, Coric rose to world rank 12 in 2018, but injuries have dogged him ever since. In 2018, Coric competed in one Masters final, which he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. In addition to reaching the final, he appears to have found his form after competing against top competitors.
Tsitsipas dominated the first few rounds before winning two fights to go to the championship round. In a tense three set quarterfinal, he defeated John Isner, who is usually challenging on hard courts.
Afterward, he defeated opponent Daniil Medvedev in a matchup against probably the finest player on hard courts in the world. Although the final may not have been as anticipated, the players’ current form guarantees a fun contest.
Tsitsipas is a five-time finalist and champion of the Masters 1000, but this is only his second final on a hard court, and it would be his first championship. Beating Medvedev and his performance at this year’s Australian Open demonstrate how much he has developed and how deserving of a champion he would be.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Borna Coric Match Details
Tournament: Cincinnati Open
Date: August 22nd
Venue: Cincinnati, USA
Category: ATP 1000
Prize money: $970,020
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Borna Coric head to head record
Tsitsipas and Coric have faced off twice, with Tsitsipas earning one victory through retirement in 2018. At the 2020 US Open, Coric won a nail-biting five-set match to go to his only major quarterfinal.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Borna Coric Prediction
With only three breaks in five matches in Cincinnati, Coric has relied on his serve to get this far. Despite playing quality returners like Nadal, Bautista Agut, and Auger-Aliassime, he hasn’t been broken more than once in a single match.
With 11 service breaks in four games, Tsitsipas has excelled in the return game. The way Coric serves against Tsitsipas’ return will determine the outcome of the game. Even on a quick hard court, Tsitsipas’ powerful groundstrokes on both sides will disrupt Coric’s serve.
The Greek will undoubtedly be able to secure many breaks of his own and possesses a strong enough serve to negate Coric’s return.
Although Tsitsipas matches up well and will be crucial in winning the championship, Coric has been playing exceptionally well and won’t be defeated easily.
Predict: Tsitsipas in three
Stefanos Tsitsipas last three performances
Medvedev D. vs Tsitsipas S. – 6-7, 6-3, 3-6: 0-2 W
Tsitsipas S. vs Isner J. – 7-6, 5-7, 6-3: 2-1 W
Tsitsipas S. vs Schwartzman D. – 6-3, 6-3: 2-0 W
Borna Coric last three performances
Norrie C. vs Coric B. – 3-6, 4-6: 0-2 W
Auger-Aliassime F. vs Coric B. – 4-6, 4-6: 0-2 W
Bautista-Agut R. vs Coric B. – 2-6, 3-6: 0-2 W
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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