The 20-year-old Croatian youngster, currently ranked 48th in the ATP rankings,
This season managed a victory in Marrakech and a quarter-final in the Mardrid ATP tournament.
The grass has not managed to win any matches this year, Wimbledon being eliminated from the first round by American Ryan Harrison.
In the North American hardcore season, he managed only a quarter of the finals in the Winston Salem tournament, and at the US Open he reached the third round and was defeated by Kevin Anderson.
Last week, he took part in the Masters Tournament in Paris, where he won 2 matches in the qualifying tournament, and on the main picture he got to the second round but was defeated by the Croatian Marin Cilic.
The 21-year-old American, currently ranked No. 55 in the ATP rankings
He had a weak slag season, the best result in the Masters tournament in Madrid, the second round, and Roland Garros was defeated in the first round by Pierre Hugues Herbert.
He participated with reasonable results in the Atlanta and Washington tournaments, reaching the second round at Atlalta, defeating Christopher Eubanks and the 3rd round in Washington, being defeated by Jack Sock in 2 sets, while in Cincinnati he scored the most good result of the season, reaching up to the quarter-finals.
His latest tournaments have been defeated since the first round in the tournaments in Antwerp, Basel and Paris.
The Milan tournament match will be the first direct encounter between the two, not having the chance to meet up until now in the circuit.
Forecast Borna Coric – Jared Donaldson
The format of the sets being the first to 4 games and the winner being the first to 3 sets, they will be more careful on their own service, each point being of extra importance.
Borica Coric starts his favorite in this game, being the player in a relatively good shape lately, while his opponent does not seem to find his good game in the second part of the season, coming after four consecutive defeats.
The prediction of this match is the victory of Borna Coric, who in the absence of the German Alexander Zverev, is the main favorite to win the title and will try to debut with right in this important tournament.
Our Prediction: Borna Coric win @ 1.60