Borna Čorić, Croatian tennis player (photo by USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS)
Ranked No. 152 and in the tournament via a protected ranking, Čorić capped a remarkable week that included a second round victory over Rafael Nadal with a brilliant final that no doubt marks the 25-year-old Croatian as a dark horse contender at Flushing Meadows.
The title was the third of Čorić career but his first since 2018 and will see him jump up the rankings to world No. 29 on Monday and he will be seeded at the U.S. Open.
Among Croatian tennis players, Marin Čilić won the Cincinnati ATP Tournament in 2016.