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Borna Coric withdraws from the US Open before his second-round match against Grigor Dimitrov.

Borna Coric Withdraws From The US Open

Dimitrov advances to the third round

Borna Coric, the No. 12 seed, withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday citing a lower back strain. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov becomes the first player to advance to the third round.

Coric was trying to reach the third round in Flushing Meadows for the third consecutive year and for the fourth straight major that he has participated in. In the first round, the Croat defeated Russian Evgeny Donskoy 7-6(7), 6-3, 6-0.

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Dimitrov will now face either Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas or Polish lucky loser Kamil Majchrzak for a spot in the fourth round. This is the third time that the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion has made it this far at the season’s final Grand Slam.

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