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Coric, 17, Records First Match Win In Umag

Umag, Croatia

Coric© Neven GerencirSeventeen-year-old Borna Coric records his first tour-level win.

Borna Coric, a former junior World No. 1 and US Open champion, recorded his first ATP World Tour match win on Monday at the Vegeta Croatia Open Umag.

The 17-year-old wild card saved all five break points he faced and hit eight aces to beat seventh seed Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 38 minutes.

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, the 2013 ATP Most Improved Player of the Year, prevailed against Italian Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 after two hours and 15 minutes. Carreno Busta recorded his second clay-court victory over Lorenzi this month as he saved two match points down 3-5 in the third set. He had conceded just four games in their second-round clash two weeks ago in Bastad.

Alexander Zverev, aged 17 years and three months, is also competing at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament. Last week, Zverev advanced to the semi-finals of the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg (l. to Ferrer).

Pablo Cuevas, Horacio Zeballos, Marco Cecchinato and Andrej Martin all clinched their spots in the main draw after coming through qualifying.

Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo and Marin Cilic are the top three seeds this week in Umag.

Dlouhy/Vesely Upset Third Seeds
VeselyIn doubles, Czechs Lukas Dlouhy and Jiri Vesely closed out a 6-4, 2-6, 13-11 win over No. 3 seeds Mate Pavic and Andre Sa

Vesely, who celebrated his 21st birthday earlier this month, fired up a jet ski on Sunday for Tennis Channel's new Tour Guide show. "I’ve never done this before and I’m glad I can do it today," he said. "I really enjoyed it."

Vesely, the 2013 ATP Star of Tomorrow presented by Emirates, opens his singles campaign against Spain's Pere Riba on Tuesday.

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