The highest ranked Croatian tennis player BornaĆorić (BornaĆorić) has not played since Rotterdam reached the semi-finals in early March.
Last week, the 24-year-old from Zagreb explained that he was absent from the social media ATP Tour and his right shoulder recovered, which troubled him for a while, and announced that he would return in a few weeks.
At the same time, he conducted a wonderful interview on the portal Sportskeeda. In it, he talked about idols, greatest wishes and Olympic plans.
“I started participating in the competition at the age of four and a half, because my father and six-year-old sister also participated in the competition, and they took me to the training, so I became interested in it. My idol must be Goran Ivani Sević (Goran Ivanišević) and Ivan Ljubičić (Ivan Ljubičić). Seeing the Croatia Davis Cup team win the championship. In 2005, for my young tennis player, this was an important moment. This It gave me a lot of inspiration. Since then, I hope to be a member of that team one day…
He added: “Golan and Ivan are my idols. They have done a lot of work for tennis in Croatia. I think tennis is the most popular sport in our country after football.”
After the Rotterdam semi-finals, he withdrew from the games in Doha and Miami. He explained his illness in recent weeks.
“Too bad, because I played well in Rotterdam, I was injured, but tennis may be injured. It is nothing terrible, I have to rest for a few weeks, and I am sure I am ready for the start of the national team .season.”
Other Olympics will be held in the summer.
“Five years ago, the Olympic Games was a very pleasant experience for me. I enjoyed it very much and I will definitely be back. I will compete in Tokyo, but I don’t know about couples and mixed doubles, nor do I have any relationship with anyone. Talked about”. “Orić said.
They asked him which game he wanted to win.
“I really want to win Umag because this is the tournament in my home country. In major tournaments, I would choose Wimbledon or Roland Garros. I would rather win a Grand Slam than become the world’s No. One.”
Ćorić didn’t want to compare his matches with Đoković, Federer and Nadal, but he said that playing against these legends is always great and he learned a lot from playing against them.
He said that he likes social media because it connects him with fans, and he ignores criticism. “That’s it. You can’t do much here, just keep going.”