US Open: Borna Coric Knocks Out Lukas Rosol

Borna Coric, 17, registered a convincing 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over 29th-seeded Czech Lukas Rosol.

updated: August 27, 2014 07:33 IST
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Borna Coric, of Croatia, returns a shot against Lukas Rosol, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open

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New York: Borna Coric, one year removed from his US Open junior title, made a victorious return to Flushing Meadows on Tuesday with a win in the first Grand Slam match of his career.

The 17-year-old Croatian, who came through qualifying to earn his main draw spot, was a convincing 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 winner over 29th-seeded Czech Lukas Rosol -- who claimed his second career ATP title at Winston-Salem last week. (Also Read: Federer Eases Into Second Round)

"It's an amazing feeling," said Coric, who arrived in New York with the goal of making it into the main draw.

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