Coric vs. Johnson
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 31, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Johnson +145 / Coric -185 -- Over/Under:
Steve Johnson and Borna Coric meet in the second round of the 2017 French Open.
Steve Johnson is coming off a five set win over Yuichi Sugita that took 53 games to decide. In the victory, Johnson won 74 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Johnson was able to win a match in which he got just 53 percent of his first serves in play and had 52 unforced errors. It certainly wasn't Johnson’s best performance, especially having to play three more sets with a 2-0 set lead, but the American will take his fourth straight second round grand slam appearance. Johnson hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the sixth time in his career. Johnson has won seven of his last eight matches on clay court.
Borna Coric is coming off a straight sets win over Mathias Bourgue that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Coric won 78 percent of his first serve points and 68 percent of his second serve points. Coric looked very sharp in his opening match, as he dominated her service game and saved all four of his break chances. Coric is at his best when his second serve is working, and he's won four straight matches when winning 50-plus percent of his second serve points. Coric hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the third time in his career. Coric has made the third round of the French Open in his two previous appearances. Coric has won five of his last eight matches on clay court.
This will be their first time meeting on the tennis court.
This should end up being one of the better second round matches between two young guys who are capable of putting on a show. The problem is Johnson did not looked good in the opening round and played a ton of tennis, while Coric played a quick and painless match, which should lead to more in the tank. If he struggled with Sugita, Coric should be able to have his way with Johnson and advance to his third straight third round in the French Open. The shotmaking and consistency is too great.
I like Coric to win this match.