Coric defeated Nadal 7-6 (11/9), 4-6, 6-3 in the 36-year-old Spaniard’s first match since suffering an abdominal injury in a Wimbledon quarter-final victory and withdrawing before the semi-finals
Rafael Nadal returns to Borna Coric in Ohio. Pic/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal lost his opening match at the ATP Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday, falling to Croatia’s Borna Coric in a second-round match at the US Open tuneup.
Coric defeated Nadal 7-6 (11/9), 4-6, 6-3 in the 36-year-old Spaniard’s first match since suffering an abdominal injury in a Wimbledon quarter-final victory and withdrawing before the semi-finals.
With the loss, 22-time Grand Slam winner Nadal cannot overtake top-ranked Daniil Medvedev for the world number one spot and a top seeding at the US Open.
Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios lost his way amid objections to on-court advertising lights, with the Wimbledon runner-up falling 6-3, 6-2 to American Taylor Fritz at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday. Andy Murray needed a post-match on-court visit from the trainer after losing 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on to Cameron Norrie in the second round.
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