In a debut match that took place in the Grand Stand Caliente.Mx in Acapulco, former number 1 world junior Borna Coric from Croatia found no rival in Mexican Lucas Gomez and advanced to the tournament’s second round after a two-set victory where he made a display of great skill and proved why he is considered one of the Next Gen great promises after imposing himself by double 6-1 scores. Although the Mexican player had a good a big crowd cheering for him he wasn’t able to retort.
With a total of 5 breaks and making display of an effective service, 20-year-old Coric was over by 91% points on his first serve leaving Gomez without a small chance to bounce back and avoid the fall.
Now Borna (68 ATP) is waiting for his 2R rival: the outcome of the Cilic-Dolgopolov face-off.
On the other hand, Mexican tennis player Lucas grieves the moment Mexican tennis is going through, “(I) have to watch out for even the most smallest details and work on them during training. It is slower and more humid than normal (court conditions), matches are longer as well as points so when one is not in your favor it tilts the balance to one side a lot quicker. […] Mexican tennis is going through a crisis and it has to do not just with the players, it is a cultural matter, the Federation and those who are behind it. If the sport comes through it will do so thanks to private initiative. Unlike Spain, Czech Republic, Argentina and other countries, Mexico does not have a national school but we could learn from other countries and implement such systems here”, shared 21-year-old Gomez.