Coric pulls off epic comeback win in Marrakech

Borna Coric of Croatia pulled off an amazing comeback win to defeat third seed Philipp Kohlschreiber and win the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech on Sunday.

Coric, stormed back from a set and a break down in the second to win 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-5 in two hours and 38 minutes in a remarkable match that saw him save five match points.

Coric is the third player from the current batch of #NextGenATP tour players to win an ATP World Tour title, along with Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov.

A runner-up in Marrakech last year, the Croat served up 10 aces as he defeated the German in the longest final on the ATP World Tour this year.

Speaking after the victory, Coric said, "I would say that's my biggest comeback, I've never saved five match points.”

"Especially in such an important match, I served very well in the big points. It's an awesome feeling. I didn't know what to expect when I came here and I wasn't in the best shape. But I've been working very hard the past three or four months and now it's paying off."

In other ATP action, number four seed Steve Johnson defeated Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the final of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship.

The 27-year old Johnson, who defeated Fernando Verdasco and Jack Sock on the way to the final, won in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7-5) to claim his second ATP title.

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