French Open 2023: Borna Coric vs Tomas Etcheverry – Preview, Predictions, Head-to-head and Stats


Argentina’s Tomas Etcheverry will take on No.15 seed Borna Coric in the third round of the French Open

Borna Coric has come into this tournament at the back of a Semi-final appearance at the Madrid Open and a quarter-final appearance at the Italian Open.

It was a much-needed positive string of results for him after his poor run of form wherein he suffered first-round exits in four recent tournaments – Srpska Open, Monte-Carlo Masters, the Miami Open and the Indian Wells Masters.

His best performance before the Madrid Open came at the Dubai Tennis Championships in March, where he reached the Quarter-finals but eventually lost to No.3 seed Daniil Medvedev.

Coric is yet to win any silverware this season though and he will be keen to put up a spirited challenge for the French Open title.

Borna Coric
Borna Coric

Coric registered a commendable victory in four sets in his first round match against Federico Coria. He looked in control throughout the match and sealed a thoroughly impressive win against a tricky opponent.

In the second round, he emerged victorious in a marathon five-setter against Pedro Cachin. It was a thrilling victory but must have drained a lot out of him. Coric will look to have a good recovery and be at his 100% for the clash against Etcheverry.

Tomas Etcheverry’s form coming into the match

Etcheverry has been in good form and has come to Paris at the back of a runners-up finish at the Bordeaux Challenger tournament. He has been pretty impressive so far, beating 18th seed Alex de Minaur in the previous after getting a walkover from Jack Draper in the first round.

The Argentine definitely prefers playing on clay and he will certainly fancy his chances of going deep into the tournament. However, there is certainly no room for complacency especially on a stage like the French Open. It will be interesting to see if he has what it takes to pull off an upset against the much higher-ranked Borna Coric.

Tomas Etcheverry
Tomas Etcheverry


Date – Saturday, 3rd June

Court Type – Clay outdoor surface

Telecast – Tennis Channel

Start Time – To be Announced

Location – Paris

Match details – Third Round

Head to head and Predictions

Coric and Etcheverry have never played each other before on the ATP tour. This is the first professional head to head clash between the two players. On paper, Coric is the favourite both in terms of experience and rankings. However, one can certainly not rule out the in-form Argentine and he is expected to put up a tough fight. We are predicting an intense encounter with Tomas Etcheverry eventually winning in five sets.

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