Borna Coric's rough 2021 season continues, pulls out of US Open



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Borna Coric's rough 2021 season continues, pulls out of US Open

Former world No. 12 Borna Coric has withdrawn from the US Open. Coric, 24, won't be making his eighth US Open appearance this year. Coric's best result at the US Open came in 2020, when he made the quarterfinal before losing to Alexander Zverev.

Coric hasn't played since March as in May he underwent a shoulder surgery. "Hi everyone, I am currently in New York as I had surgery on my right shoulder yesterday. I have been dealing with shoulder pain for some time now and despite trying a whole range of recovery techniques it was clear a more permanent solution was needed.

After talking to leading doctors together with my team, I decided the best option was to have surgery," Coric said in a Facebook post. "The operation went extremely well, I am very thankful to the HSS Sports Medicine Institute team and especially doctor David Altchek.

"Now it is time to recover and work hard to be back on court soon. Thank you for all the support as always."

Roger Federer joins Coric

On Sunday, Federer announced a knee surgery and pulled out of the US Open. “I just wanted to give you a bit of an update [on] what’s been going on since Wimbledon.

As you can imagine, it’s not been simple. I’ve been doing a lot of checks with the doctors as well on my knee, getting all the information as I hurt myself further during the grass-court season and Wimbledon,” Federer said in a video.

“That’s just not the way to go forward, so unfortunately they told me for the medium to long term to feel better, I will need surgery. I decided to do it. “I’ll be on crutches for many weeks and also out of the game for many months, so it’s going to be difficult of course in some ways, but at the same time I know it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again and I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form."