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Coric upsets Tsitsipas to win Cincinnati Masters title

Borna Coric of Croatia defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters

CINCINNATI: Borna Coric, who only returned in March after missing a year with a shoulder injury, dominated fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters.

The world number 152 from Croatia dispatched the Greek star 7-6 (7/0), 6-2 to become the lowest-ranked player to ever lift a Masters trophy.

“This is unbelievable,” Coric said. “I thought I would lose in the first round.”

Coric lost his only previous final at this level, going down to Novak Djokovic in Shanghai four years ago.

On Sunday, Coric replaced 143rd-ranked Spaniard Roberto Carretero, the 1996 Hamburg champion, as the lowest-rated Masters…

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