Borna Coric vs. Filip Krajinovic
|Date & Time||Friday April 26, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
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Borna Coric and Filip Krajinovic meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Hungarian Open.
Borna Coric is coming off a three sets win over Robin Haase that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Coric won 65 percent of his first serve points and 69 percent of his second serve points. Coric won 67 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his seven break points. Coric had another letdown in the second set and needed three sets to advance. Consistency continues to be an issue for Coric, and it’s why he’s played three set matches in seven of his last nine tries. Coric has to learn how to maintain his level of play and finish matches sooner if he’s going to start making deep runs in big tournaments moving forward. Coric has won four of his last five matches on clay court.
Filip Krajinovic is coming off a straight sets win over Radu Albot that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Krajinovic won 69 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second serve points. Krajinovic won 64 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his six break points. Krajinovic got 64 percent of his first serves in play and has now produced nine breaks in his last two matches. While there’s still some things to clean up, Krajinovic is red hot at the moment with wins in 13 of his last 16 matches when you include qualifying and challenger play. Krajinovic has a chance to win three straight matches on the main tour for the first time since Indian Wells. Krajinovic has won eight of his last nine matches on clay court.
These two have played once, which was in this years Australian Open, a match Coric won in four sets. The match took 36 games to be decided.
Krajinovic is playing well and has the ability to beat Coric if he continues to leave the door open for his opponents. At some point Coric is going to learn how to play the same way he did in the opening set and start finishing matches quicker. With that said, Coric is the more trustworthy player at this stage and his shotmaking skills will be the difference here.
It may once again be tougher than it should be, but Coric advances to the semifinals.