Borna Ćorić (born 14 November 1996) is a Croatian professional tennis player.On July 27, 2015, he reached his best singles ranking of world number 33. Ćorić is currently the youngest player in the top 50 of the world rankings.
Ćorić made his senior debut at the 2013 Davis Cup, after he was selected for Croatia's World Group Play-off tie against Great Britain, with his first ever best-of-5 sets match against world number 3, Andy Murray. Despite showing promise, matching the Scot's level in the first 6 games, and breaking his serve in the third set, he would ultimately go on to lose in straight sets.
In April, Ćorić defeated no. 21 Jerzy Janowicz on the first day of Davis Cup, Croatia versus Poland. In May, he made the semifinals of the China Challenger, further improving his ranking.
In July, in the first round of the clay court event in Umag where he was playing with a wildcard, Ćorić scored another notable win over a top-50 player, beating seventh seed, no. 46 Édouard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets. He beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos in the second round to reach his first ATP quarterfinal. In the quarterfinal, he faced second seed Fabio Fognini and lost in three sets. Ćorić entered the top 200 for the first time on July 28 after his run in Umag, at no. 194.
In August, Ćorić qualified for the main draw of the US Open, his first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam. He upset 29th seed Lukáš Rosol in the first round in straight sets, before falling to Víctor Estrella Burgos in the second round.
On 21 September, Ćorić won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in İzmir after a three-set win over no. 94, Malek Jaziri, and he entered the top 150 for the first time at the age of 17 and 10 months, at no. 140.
In October, he was given a wildcard for the Swiss Indoors, where he achieved his first victory over a top-20 player, no. 13 Ernests Gulbis, in straight sets. In the second round he beat no. 66 Andrey Golubev, and then went on to record the biggest victory of his career thus far, defeating world no. 3, Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinals. His run to the semifinals launched him into the world's top 100 for the first time (at no. 93), becoming the youngest player to do so since Nadal in 2003. In the semifinal, he lost to no. 28, David Goffin, in three sets.
In November, Ćorić won the ATP Star of Tomorrow, awarded by the ATP Awards, for being the youngest player in the top 100.
Ćorić began the season in Chennai, defeating Dutchman Robin Haase before losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka. At the Australian Open, Ćorić received his first ever direct entry into the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. He faced 29th seed Jeremy Chardy in the first round; however, he lost in four sets. In February, after losing to Sergiy Stakhovsky and Gilles Simon in the first round in Zagreb and second round in Marseille respectively, Ćorić made his second ATP 500 semifinal of his career in Dubai, defeating world number 3, Andy Murray, in straight sets in the quarterfinals, his second win over a top 5 player; this was despite Ćorić losing in the qualifying tournament, and requiring entrance into the main draw as a Lucky Loser.In the semifinals, he lost to world number 2, Roger Federer, in straight sets.In March, Ćorić made his ATP 1000 main draw debut in BNP Paribas Open after winning two qualifying matches, he defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer in the opening round and then lost to Bernard Tomic. In Miami Open, he defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer again in first round and lost to David Goffin in the second round.
In April, Ćorić lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in the opening round in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. He then lost to Ivo Karlovic and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round in Bucharest and quarterfinal in Estoril. After failing in the qualifying round in Rome, Ćorić reached his first ATP 250 semifinal in Nice but converted none of 11 break points in the semifinal match and lost to Leonardo Mayer in Nice for the second straight years. At the 2015 French Open, Ćorić reached the third round in a Grand Slam for the first time after defeating No.38 Sam Querrey and the 18th seed Tommy Robredo. He then lost to No.37 Jack Sock in straight sets.
In June, Ćorić lost to Viktor Troicki in the first round in Stuttgart. Ćorić achieved his first grass court win by defeating Donald Young in the first round in Halle and then lost to Tomas Berdych. At the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round, then lost to 25th seed Andreas Seppi in the second. Both matches ran five sets.
In July, Ćorić lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinal in Umag and first round in Hamburg consecutively.
In August, Ćorić lost to the defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Montreal. After defeating one of his rivalries in junior periods, No.85 Alexander Zverev, he lost to Stan Wawrinka again in a close three sets in the second round in Cincinnati. 2015 Winston-Salem Open saw the first time that Ćorić attended a ATP tournament as a seeded player, where he reached the quarterfinal and lost to eventual champion Kevin Anderson. At the 2015 US Open, he lost in the first round to 8th seed Rafael Nadal in four sets.
In September, after winning a ATP Challenger in Brazil, Ćorić, representing Croatia, achieved two singles wins in 2015 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Brazil. In October, Ćorić lost to the second seed Kei Nishikori and the 14th seed Marin Cilic in the first round in Tokyo and second round in Shanghai Rolex Masters respectively. He then lost to Evgeny Donskoy and Kevin Anderson both in the opening rounds in two indoor tournaments, Moscow and Basel respectively. Ćorić ended his four match losing streak by defeating Fernando Verdasco in the opening round in Paris. After losing to world number three Andy Murray in the second round, Ćorić ended his 2015 season (at no. 44).
Ćorić began the season in Chennai, where he reached his first ATP final, falling to Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets.In January, he was named in Forbes' "30 Under 30" sports list for 2016.
At the 2016 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Albert Ramos-Viñolas in straight sets.
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