Borna Coric: Umag is still a wild place and it's always good times there


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Borna Coric: Umag is still a wild place and it's always good times there

Croatia's Borna Coric, 23, says Umag is still a place where players come to have a good time but he is doing his best to stay focused on his game during the tournament. For decades now, Umag has been one of the most beautiful stops on the Tour calendar as the tournament's is staged on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

"It is (still wild in Umag). It's lit there, I absolutely love Umag and it's always good times. It's tough to resist to stay in the hotel the night before the match and get a good sleep," Coric said on the Podcast Incubator.

"But I make up for it later. When I go out, it's never somewhere in the middle -- I can't return to the hotel at 7 AM even if I play a match later that day at 9 PM. My body would hurt so I stay after the tournament and have a good time."

Coric, ranked at No. 33 in the world, has made four appearances at an ATP event in Umag over the course of his career. The Croatian debuted on the clay courts of Umag when he was just 16 in 2013 after receiving a main draw wildcard.

Former world No. 12 Coric's Umag debut ended with a first round defeat but then he made back-to-back quarterfinals at the tournament as a teenager in the following two years. After a four years absence from Umag, Coric returned to the tournament last year.

Unfortunately for the home fans, Coric dealt with some health issues and he lost his opener at the tournament against Italian Salvatore Caruso.