Coric upsets Carreno Busta at Madrid Open
Croatia’s Borna Coric upset ninth seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 6-2 in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday (May 8).
Coric fought back from 4-3 down to win five straight games en route to a second straight victory over the Spaniard, who he also beat at the Qatar Open earlier this year.
Coric was leading 5-2 in the second set when heavy rain interrupted play at Caja Magica, and after a 40 minute delay he returned to complete his 16th match win of the season.
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut fought in three sets to get past American Jared Donaldson to reach the next round.