Borna has come a long way this season to get to where he is now. Beginning this season ranked outside of the top 300, he made a rapid climb up the ranks and reached the top 100 on October 27th. His accomplishments this year include reaching the quarterfinals at his home tournament Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, winning his first Challenger title in Turkey, and making his Grand Slam debut at the US Open. The crowning moment of his 2014 season and the finest moment of his career so far was his match against world No. 3 Rafael Nadal. The young Croatian player beat the Spaniard in straight sets at Swiss Indoors Basel, reaching the semifinals at that same tournament.
The VCORE Tour 97 has supported Borna in his climb into the top 100 this year, by giving him the control, power and spin on the ball to beat top 10 players. “YONEX is always supporting me. One big thanks to that,” said Borna when he sat down to talk to us after the award ceremony. A video from the ceremony, as well as our talk with Borna, will go live soon. Borna will also be making his way to Japan to participate in YONEX’s VAMOS J tennis camp for young players, so expect footage from that, as well!
*Photos by Jet Tanaka