Steve Darcis is eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday in Melbourne. The person from liege, 321ste on the ATP-ranking, and lost in three sets, 6-1, 6-4 and 6-4, the 22-year-old Croatian Borna Coric, the eleventh seed, and the number 12 of the world. The match lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes.
Darcis had more than a year not played since the final of the Davis Cup in november 2017 against France in Lille. In the Indian India resumed he, beginning this month the league. He nudged it through to the semi-finals, where he had to leave the cup for the Croat Ivo Karlovic.
It was the first time that Darcis an ATP match against Coric played.