Croatian tennis star Borna Coric has signed up to play at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna this year, per Michal Samulski. The Croatian, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 12 in the world, is set to make his second main draw appearance on the indoor-hard courts of Vienna.
Coric, 22, tried to earn a place in the Vienna main draw in 2014 but failed in his attempt after losing to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in the qualifying first round. However, the 22-year-old debuted at the Vienna event four years later as he made the quarterfinal last year at the tournament.
Unfortunately, the Croatian's Vienna debut campaign came to an end on an unfortunate way as he was forced to retire his quarterfinal clash to South-African Kevin Anderson. Coric joins a strong Vienna player field as Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin del Potro, Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov, Nick Kyrgios, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are also expected to play at the Austrian event. The Erste Bank Open 500 will take place from October 21-27.