Croatian tennis ace Borna” coric> won’t be playing the week before the US Open for the third time in his career as he has withdrawn from the Winston-Salem Open. The 22-year-old, who debuted at the Winston-Salem event in 2015, had been expected to return to the American ATP 250 event this year and make his first appearance at the tournament since 2017.
The Croatian’s debut campaign in Winston-Salem ended with a quarterfinal defeat suffered to eventual champion Kevin Anderson, while his second campaign ended in the same stage — but this time after a loss suffered against Jan-Lennard Struff.
World No. 13 Coric is set to enter the US Open in a not-so-great-form and without many matches played on hard after Wimbledon as he was beaten in the Montreal Masters second round, before losing his opener at this week’s Cincinnati Masters.
Following the withdrawal of two-time ATP champion Coric, a place in the Winston-Salem main draw has opened for world No. 120 Yannick Maden — who has no previous appearances on the hard courts of Winston-Salem.