Borna Coric hasn’t claimed two victories on the ATP Tour since March 2021, which is a very long period. The Croatian ended the dry spell on Wednesday by defeating Tallon Griekspoor 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and thirty minutes to advance to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open.
The right shoulder injury that kept him out of play for a year is the reason for the former No. 12 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings and current World No. 183’s lack of consistency.
He hadn’t played since 2021’s semifinal defeat in Rotterdam (against Marton Fucsovics), and that wasn’t until last March’s ATP Masters 1000 in Indian Wells. He did not celebrate an ATP Tour triumph again until the ATP Masters 1000 Miami, and Hamburg has now given him the opportunity to do so.
The Croatian produced a flawless service game, winning 81 percent of his points on his first serve, saving 3 out of 3 break points, and converting 2 out of 3 opportunities to win the match in two sets. He will face the winner of the match between Pablo Carreo Busta, the No. 4 seed, and Pablo Carreo Busta, the No. 3 seed, in the quarterfinals of Hamburg.
Alex Molcan of Slovakia and Pablo Carreo Busta, the fourth seed. The No. 1 favorites in the doubles, Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, defeated Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and Argentinean Andres Molteni by scores of 5-7, 6-2, 10-4 in one hour and 33 minutes.
One of the 13 ATP 500 events on the calendar, the Hamburg European Open comprises 32 elite singles players and 16 doubles teams. The Rothenbaum Tennis Center, which is topped by a retractable roof stadium, is the site of the competition in the center of Hamburg.