Everyone in the world has learned something during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Here, Croatian tennis star Borna Coric shared his unusual experiences in the lockdown. Additionally, he was also a victim of COVID-19.
During the tennis tours suspension, Borna Coric played in several exhibition tournaments. Moreover, He also participated in the World No.01 Novak Djokovic organized Adria Tour.
In the middle of the Serbian’s charity tournament, Borna Coric, Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, and others were affected by the Coronavirus. It also brought a lot of controversies in the tennis world for a while.
In a recent interview with ATP Tour.com, World No.33 Borna Coric spoke about his tennis break experiences. He also said, “After hearing the news in Indian Wells, I took 10 days off and then I started practicing, but it came when it was announced that the Tour was going to be suspended for five or six weeks.”
Borna also explained, “I started hitting balls again around the original date for Roland Garros, played some exhibition matches, but unfortunately, I got COVID-19 and couldn’t do anything for two-and-a-half weeks.
Once I recovered, I had five or six weeks for preparation and now I’m feeling better and ready to go. I was training mainly in Split and Zagreb, and then Belgrade for a couple of weeks.”, Croatian added.
2018 Davis Cup champion also shared his home confinement days experiences. Additionally, He went to say, I don’t have many hobbies outside of tennis or time to enjoy them. I did spend more time with my family, some friends, which was great as I haven’t been able to do that too much for the past 10 years. I also walked my dog, Nala, a lot.
“Tennis Will Come Thick And Fast After The Suspension”- Borna Coric
Former World No.12 Borna has decided to resume his international tennis tour at the Pro-US Open tournament Cincinnati Masters. For the reason, he has arrived in New York from Resnik a few days ago.
Furthermore, 23-years-old talked about his expectations in the tennis tours come back and the upcoming US Open 2020. He also mentioned, “I just have to try and play aggressively, use my services as a big weapon, and move as well as I can. Anyone who can get a lot of tennis and extra matches in will benefit certainly come the US Open, as tournament tennis will come thick and fast after the suspension.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing pretty much all of them again. I’ve seen all of the Serbian and Croatian players, my best friends over the past five months. I think I’ve set up practice sessions once I arrive with Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic, but other than that my coach knows my schedule.”, The 2018 US Open pre-quarter-finalist concluded.