Borna Coric urges tennis world to at least give chance to new Davis Cup

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Borna Coric urges tennis world to at least give chance to new Davis Cup

Croatian rising star Borna Coric has urged the tennis world not to panic over the new Davis Cup format as it should at least be given a chance. The Davis Cup is set for major changes starting from next year as it will be a one-week long event held at a neutral venue in December -- featured by 18 nations which will have to make it past a Round Robin stage in order to reach the quarter-final.

The home and away ties aspect and the best-of-five-sets format have been eliminated as now a Davis Cup will have two singles and one doubles rubber -- with matches being played over best-of-three-sets.

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21 Coric debuted in the Davis Cup as a 16-year-old when he clashed against former world No. 1 Andy Murray during the 2013 Croatia versus Great Britain World Group Play-offs tie. The 21-year-old has featured in 10 Davis Cup ties so far in his career as he has a 7-7 singles record in the competition.

Coric didn't play the Davis Cup last year but returned to the team in style as he contributed to Croatia's 3-1 World Group first round victory over Canada with two singles wins. The 21-year-old also played against Kazakhstan in the quarter-final -- the tie which Croatia won by a 3-1 result to reach the semi-final.

The world No. 21 is expected to represent his side when they host the United States in the semi-final, on a clay surface in Zadar, from 14-16 September. Also read: ATP Cincinnati: Clutch Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares claim title