Coric On Mike Tyson, a Future Culinary Career?
Coric, who beat Roberto Carballes Baena on Friday at the Miami Open presented by Itau, sat down with ATPTour.com to talk about his tennis racquet-stringing skills (nonexistent), how good of a cook he is (OK) and why he couldn't wait to meet Mike Tyson (respect) in another edition of ATPTour.com's "Last Time" series.
I missed a flight?
When I was coming to Toronto [in July], I missed a flight from Frankfurt to Toronto and I needed to stay there for one night... Our flight from Zagreb to Frankfurt was delayed for two and a half hours, and this flight was right after two hours, so we just couldn't make it.
I lost something important?
I need to ask my coach. I have a pretty big team, and they always follow me around so they pick up things that I lose, which is a lot.
But I really take care of my things, which are very important. I lose many non-important things, maybe T-shirts or sweatbands or something. But important stuff I don't lose.
I paid money to rent a tennis court or buy tennis balls?
Ten years ago, when I was 12 years old and I was still playing in my hometown and we needed to pay for the courts... It was a national tennis centre in Zagreb... It was maybe 10€.
I strung a tennis racquet?
I cooked for myself and others?
I don't cook often. I do cook sometimes, like eggs for breakfast. But that's the only thing that I know how to cook, to be honest, and some pasta. Last time was probably when I was in Monte-Carlo, when I was practising in February. I was practising there for like seven days, I was there by myself in this one apartment so I needed to cook in the morning.
They were OK. I do alright eggs, scrambled. It's not tough, obviously, but I do alright. I just put a little prosciutto on it, and that's it.
I met a childhood idol?
Indian Wells 2016, Mike Tyson... [As a kid] I was watching his fights and I just find him very entertaining, I loved the way he was fighting. It was really cool. I always wanted to meet him.
Watch: Coric Meets Tyson In Indian Wells