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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 44-36, 35-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    34 % Coric – 25 of 72
    26 % Tsitsipas – 18 of 68

    The 26-year-old Coric – the former no. 12 – has become the lowest ranked player to win a Masters 1K title – [152]. The Croat didn’t play professional matches for a year due to right shoulder injury. In the meantime he was working hard to make his shoulder stronger, he picked up a lighter racquet (change from 330 g to 325 g) and now his serve is faster than before the injury (the average 1st serve speed increased from 193 to 201 kph). It helped him to win easily a few matches against very good players, and he was fresh enough to make an upset in the final. Tsitsipas [7] stormed to a 4:1 lead, but wasted a mini-set point at 4:3 (in that game Coric suggested to the umpire that Tsitsipas slows down his service rhythm) and since that moment Coric’s dominance was clear. He discouraged the Greek with his offensive baseline shots in the 2nd set. “Thank you to my parents, who are not here, my sister and my team. It has been very tough for us,” Coric said during the trophy ceremony. “With my physio, if I didn’t have him I wouldn’t be on the court… Then of course to my tennis coach, Mate. We have been working very hard and now we are here.”

    Coric’s route to his 3rd title (145th main-level event):
    1 Lorenzo Musetti 7-6(2), 6-3
    2 Rafael Nadal 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-3
    3 Roberto Bautista 6-2, 6-3
    Q Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4
    S Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-4
    W Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(0), 6-2

    Serve & volley: Coric 0/1, Tsitsipas 8/12

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Coric jumped from no. 152 to 29! He will be seeded at the US Open ’22. It was his 9th (out of 12 possible) event using the protected ranking

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