Borna Coric accepts loss to Roger Federer: 'It happened, that's tennis'

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Borna Coric accepts loss to Roger Federer: 'It happened, that's tennis'

Borna Coric defeated Aljaz Bedene to reach the French Open second round. In a post match interview, the Croatian player said: "It was a good match. I started well, then in the second set he played in an unbelievable way and he deserved to win it, even if I have some regrets for that forehand I missed on the tie-breaker.

At that point I told myself, He is playing well, but let's see if he plays two more sets at this level. And so he dropped and I took advantage of it and I stayed solid until the end. Here I have no big expectations, I do not even know what my opponents are doing but I have good feelings.

If then that means I can compete her with the top 15 or top ten players, so far I do not know that. But I am satisfied with my season so far, even the clay one, where I headed into without really having a specific preparation.

I lost a bit of a couple of matches that I was so close to win. I think about the match against Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo where I was up a set and a break, and the one against Roger Federer in Rome where I had two match points.

If I won those two matches, now we would say that my clay season was very good. But it happened, that's tennis; together with the one against Lucas Pouille in the Australian Open earlier this year, those have been the three matches this year that could have definitely been different. But I will find a balance."