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Northwood's teenage talent Borna Coric loses to Andy Murray but shows great promise in first rubber of Davis Cup
1:05pm Friday 13th September 2013 in Sport
Northwood's Borna Coric suffered a heavy defeat against Andy Murray in the first rubber of Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Great Britain - but the teenager suggested this may not be his last moment in the limelight.
Sixteen-year-old Coric, who trains on the Junior Tennis Coaching programme at Northwood Health and Raquet Club, lost 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 against Murray but it was far from a humilation for the youngster, who was playing his first ever five-set match.
Coric was neck and neck with Murray at 3-3 in the first set but a break at 4-3 allowed Murray to serve out.
Perhaps drained by the amount of energy and enthusiasm he expended in the first nine games, Coric struggled to regain his consistency in the second set which Murray won to love.
The teenager recovered his composure however and tested Murray again in the third, producing some fantastic ground shots, before the Wimbledon champion completed a routine victory.
Britain now lead the match 1-0 with Dan Evans playing Ivan Dodig in the second singles today (Friday).
Coric is back in action on Sunday when he plays the final rubber against Evans as the two countries do battle for a place in the World Group.
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