Rising star Borna Coric seems to be a sensation at the French Open this year as he becomes the youngest player since Marat Safin to reach the 3rd round of Roland Garros .
Coric rose on to the scene when he defeated 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in Basel last year. With that he announced himself onto the ATP circuit. Coric considers Rafa Nadal as his role model and hence the victory was even more special for him. However the question is, "Can he go the long way and join the legends with respect to their achievements ? "
Well, so far so good isn't it? He seems focussed and shows quite a lot of aggression on court and emotes well too. Even after losing the fourth set and being triple break point down against Tommy Robredo, he came back to take the 5th set 6-4 to reach the round of 32 for the first time. Coric is currently on similar grounds as rising Aussie star Nick Kyrgios as both have made quite a name for themselves by beating the big guns. Kyrgios recently defeated Roger Federer in Madrid. Coric will however be tested by how consistent he is and if he can stay clear off injuries and other distractions money can buy.
The eighteen year old Croatian has also received praises from world number one Novak Djokovic and said, "He reminds me of me." Now that's quite a complement to get.
Well, for now only time will tell, and it's up to him to really decide how far he can go and thereby work accordingly. We can only wait and see to see how far he will be in a few years time.