Borna Coric opens on 'way off prognosis' from his doctor

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Borna Coric opens on 'way off prognosis' from his doctor

Former world No. 12 Borna Coric was a bit stunned after he ended up sidelined way more than he had initially expected. In 2021 May, Coric underwent a surgery on his right shoulder. Coric was hoping to be ready for the US Open in late August but he ended up missing the rest of the 2021 season and the first two months of the 2022 season.

This past March, Coric finally made his long-awaited comeback. “My shoulder and my surgery, it was a really crazy story. I still don't know what happened. I mean, I do know, but maybe not exactly, and why the doctor said I'm going to be ready pretty much after four months and after three and a half months I was still not playing tennis, not even close, actually," Coric said, per Tennis Up To Date.

Coric wins at Roland Garros

On Monday, Coric recovered from a set down to beat Carlos Taberner in the French Open first round 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-1. Coric made a slow start to the match but absolutely dominated the rest of the match to escape with a four-set victory.

“Absolutely it does feel great. I also didn't know what to expect in terms of my shoulder because I've never been in the fourth set, in [best-of-five], since one and a half years now. So it was also kind of worrying for me, I didn't know how I'm going to feel, how my whole body is going to behave in those later sets.

Obviously I've been practising it, but it's really never the same," Coric said of his victory. Coric, 25, is aiming to reach the third round at Roland Garros for the fifth time in his career. However, reaching the third round won't be easy as Coric plays next Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.