He is already a grand slam champion
A teenage prodigy who started to play at the age of five, Coric turned pro after winning the boys’ singles at the US Open in 2013 as a 16-year-old, following in the footsteps of Andy Murray, Pat Cash and Stefan Edberg.
A year later, he was voted ATP Star of Tomorrow for being the youngest player to finish in the Top 100 at just 18.
One of the hottest teenagers on the men’s Tour, Coric’s meteoric rise was temporarily halted in 2016, when he underwent surgery on his knee.
This season, he has soared up the rankings again, finishing at a career-high No. 12. In June, he stunned eight-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer on grass in Halle, Germany to clinch his second career title, and at the US Open, reached the last 16 at grand slam level for the first time.
Can he emulate his famous countrymen Cilic and Ivanisevic, in becoming a grand slam champion?
He has the talent and tenacity, and if he stays healthy, there is no reason why he won’t be able to go all the way.