Borna Coric vs Hubert Hurkacz – Prediction (ATP Cup Australia – 06.01.2020)

Coric B. (Cro) vs Hurkacz H. (Pol). Preview and players comparison.

Borna Coric won the pair’s first-ever meeting in three sets in the first round of Monte Carlo Masters last year. Regardless, this is Hubert Hurkacz’s opportunity to get the win and level the H2H series against the higher-ranked Croatian.

Borna Coric secured Croatia a comfortable win over Austria in the ATP Cup by getting the better of world #4 Dominic Thiem, who just had a fantastic season in 2019. The Austrian arguably played better tennis on the day, but the Croatian still found a way to snatch the win, 7-6 2-6 6-3. It was a terrific result for the top-ranked Croatian Borna Coric, who suffered a lot of fitness problems in 2019, struggled for consistency all year, and finished the season by losing seven straight matches. The win against Dominic Thiem was his first success on the main tour since defeating Di Wu in Zhuhai back in September.

The 23-year-old Croatian got introduced to the big stage in a team competition as he made his Davis Cup debut at the age of 16 and faced Andy Murray. Since then, he has played a lot of matches for Croatia and was part of the team that won the Davis Cup in 2018 and finished as the runner-up in 2016. Hubert Hurkacz spent a lot of energy during his three-set win over Diego Schwartzman, which leveled the tie for Poland against Argentina. However, he lost his doubles match later in the day against Maximo Gonzalez and Andrea Molteni as they lost the tie 1-2.

The big-serving Hubert Hurkacz could not win as many matches in 2019 (39) as he did in 2018 (52) or 2017 (56), but he had some fine moments during the year such as winning his maiden ATP Tour title in Winston Salem and defeating top players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori. Hubert Hurkacz was ranked outside top 200 at the start of the 2018 season and did not have an ATP Tour main draw win to his name until August 2018. However, excellent form over the last 20 months has seen the Pole break into top 50 and qualify for the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup.

Match Info and Live Scores.

Competition: ATP – SINGLES: ATP Cup (Australia), hard (indoor).
Start: 06.01.2020, 1:40 UTC.

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