Croatian tennis star Borna Coric says he didn't feel a relief after 2019 US Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the Davis Cup Finals. Russia suffered a big blow just two days before the start of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals in Madrid as world No.
5 Medvedev pulled out of the event. Medvedev, who has made nine finals this year, failed to end his season on a high note at the ATP Finals as he finished the Round Robin stage winless. Instead of facing Medvedev, Coric will take on Russian four-time ATP champion Karen Khachanov in his opening match at the Davis Cup Finals.
Coric stood no chance against Medvedev in the St. Petersburg final two months ago as the Russian won 6-3 6-1. "Certainly the (Medvedev) withdrawal changed the general picture a bit because I easily lost to Medvedev last time (we played).
I won't say that it was a relief because Khachanov is also a very tough opponent," Coric said, per the Croatian Tennis Association.