Fernando Verdasco tops Borna Coric 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the 1st round in Paris on Monday. Verdasco will fight against Alexander Zverev in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Coric had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Verdasco in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Nonetheless, that was not enough for Borna to win the set as Fernando managed to break back in the 8th (3-5) game. The Croatian maintained his focus to break the Spaniard in the 9th (6-3) game.

A crucial moment of the match was when Borna won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

2nd set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Verdasco conquered in the 7th game (4-3) before winning the set (6-4).

3rd set.

Fernando won the set after he broke Borna in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break defined the set and it was sufficient for Fernando to conquer the set because he didn’t concede his serve in the rest of the set.

1st
Verdasco
Coric
3-6
3
6
3
5
2
5
1
5
1
4
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Verdasco
Coric
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Verdasco
Coric
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Spaniard scored 87 points vs. the Croatian’s 80 points.

Fernando served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (39/48) behind his first serve. Notwithstanding he won only 45% points (15/33) on his second serve. Verdasco fired 13 aces and he committed 2 double faults. The Spaniard was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that he conquered (4/8). On the other side, Borna was pretty focused in converting 50% of the break points that he procured points (3/6). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this match, the head to head between Verdasco and Coric is 1-1.

Highlights Fernando Verdasco vs. Borna Coric BNP Paribas Masters – Paris

Next Match: Fernando Verdasco vs. Alexander Zverev – stats

Verdasco will face Zverev in the 2nd round.

This will be the 4th time that Fernando Verdasco and Alexander Zverev face off. The head to head is 2-1 for Verdasco (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on I.hard.

The last time that they played, Verdasco won 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the 1st round in Roland Garros back in 2017.

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