Both players were evenly-matched in the first set. The set went to a tie-break that was won 5/7 by Coppejans. However, it was a different story in a second set that ended 2-6 in Coric’s favour. The 19-year-old Croat went all out for victory.
Two breaks were enough to ensure that the set ended 2-6 to Coric. It was game set and match to the Croat and defeat for Belgium in the first round of the World Group. All a very far cry from last year, when Belgium played in the final of the Davis Cup against Great Britain.