Borna Coric vs. Alexander Zverev - 2020 US Open Quarter-Final
Tuesday, September 8 2020
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Alexander Zverev meets Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the 2020 US Open on Tuesday, September 8th 2020. Will Coric continue to get the best of Zverev according to the head to hear, or will Zverev power his way through to his second career Grand Slam semi-final?
Alexander Zverev has been superb here at the US Open, winning all of his matches with quite ease. Zverev has been on top of his serve, which was what we were worried about prior to the tournament, and he has been able to keep his composure in tough moments. Zverev recently beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets and did not even hit a double fault until the third set. Zverev seems to be on top of his game and he will continue to grow his skill set to get back to the levels we saw him play at in 2017.
Borna Coric has been a tough man to beat here at the US Open, and has shown us that he is back for good on the tour. Coric absolutely destroyed Filip Krajinovic in the Round of 16 in straight sets. Coric is an incredible mover around the court and is able to play a solid defensive game when he needs to. Coric knows that he can beat Zverev and knows he is deserving of reaching the semi-finals here in the US Open, but will he be able to do it both physically and mentally against a guy who has done this before?
This will be the fifth meeting between both players, with Borna Coric leading the head-to-head 3-1. Borna Coric has seemed to have Zverev's number in the majority of their matches but I am not sure he will be able to cope with Zverev here. Zverev has been a different player here at the US Open and he will use his disappointment at the Australian Open to fuel himself to the semi-finals and potentially the finals here in New York. Zverev will be on top of his serve, and although this might be a long and grueling match for both players, Zverev should come through.