Rafael Nadal has a strange data in the ATP Masters 1000s

Rafael Nadal has a strange data in the ATP Masters 1000s. Borna Coric has realized a dream that escaped him by a whisker four years ago. The Croatian tennis player won his first 1000 title in Cincinnati, beating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in two sets.

The victory came on the second attempt in his career: the first of him dates back to 2018, when he was defeated at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the final of the 1000 tournament in Shanghai. To reach the conquest of the last act in the US city, however, the new number 29 of the world had to overcome a long and tiring journey.

As he himself stated during the award ceremony, Coric thought he would not go beyond the first round. It was, however, the victory against Lorenzo Musetti that kicked off the streak collected in the tournament. The second obstacle seemed to be the most difficult, as world number three Rafael Nadal awaited him.

For the Croatian tennis player, the unexpected triumph against the Grand Slam champion was the forerunner to the final triumph in the tournament. However, this series of events does not concern Coric only, but has involved more tennis players this season.

Nadal’s strange data in Masters 1000s

It seems that winning against Rafael Nadal in a 1000 tournament brings good luck, given that whoever wins against the Spaniard wins the 1000 tournament in which they faced each other: this is the case of Taylor Fritz in Indian Wells, Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid and Borna Coric in Cincinnati.

In reference to the first case, the fate was obvious given that the clash between the American and the Grand Slam champion took place in the last act of the first 1000 stars-striped tournament. A different matter for the other two players: the Spanish derby in Madrid took place in the quarter-finals; the challenge with Coric in the second round of the other 1000 American tournament.

In both cases, the two players overtook other players and got to raise the most important trophy. There is only one exception to this particular case involving Rafa Nadal, namely Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian tennis player won against the Spaniard in the second round of the Internazionali d’Italia, but no trophy for him; indeed, it was the defeat in the next round against Casper Ruud.

On the other hand, it was Novak Djokovic who won the Internationals of Italy, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in two sets

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