Hungary’s no. 1. male tennis player, Márton Fucsovics, made his way into the 3rd round of Cincinnati’s ATP 1000 tennis tournament following two thrilling victories.
His triumph over Spanish Guillermo García-López meant that for the first time in his career, Hungary’s young talent passed two rounds of the main draw of an ATP 1000 competition (the third highest tier of the annual men’s tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP Finals). In the third round, he will face Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka – who previously won Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open. Interestingly, the two met exactly one week ago in Toronto during another ATP 1000 competition where, despite Fucsovics’ four match-balls, the Swiss went through.
Fucsovics is currently Hungary’s no. 1 tennis player. In January he made it into the final sixteen of the Australian Open, while in May, winning the Geneva Open, he became the first Hungarian man since 1982 to win an ATP World Tour event. Thanks to his success, this year he broke into the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings, something that Hungarians haven’t come close to accomplishing since Balász Taróczy’s achievements in the eighties.
With this latest accomplishment, he will step forward in the ATP ranking. Even if Wawrinka ends up outperforming him in the game today at 18h, Fucsovics will end up in or around 40th place.
via nso.hu, atpworldtour.com
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