Fábián Marozsán has reached the round of 16 of the ATP tennis tournament with another sensational victory over former and future world number one Carlos Alcaraz.
The Hungarian, ranked 135th in the world, started Monday’s third-round match very bravely and overran his Spanish rival with well-organized, powerful and precise shots, hitting him several times with his own weapon- the short-pass. The reward for the good start and the break in the fourth game was that Marozsán could serve to win the set after more than half an hour, and he made no mistakes and took the lead after 33 minutes.
The 23-year-old tennis player continued to serve confidently in the second set and showed no signs of agitation, while the 20-year-old Alcaraz continued to make many errors.
At 3-3, Fábián Marozsán took his opponent’s serve for the second time with a great break, but this time he got the break back, then took his own service game and leveled at 5-4.
Marozsán was not intimidated either, broke his serve again and had a break point in the next game, but finally Alcaraz took a 6:5 lead. The Hungarian served successfully to stay in the set and the tie-break followed.
The Spaniard quickly took a 4:1 lead, but Marozsán equalized, then took a 5:4 lead and at 6:4 had two match points, the first of which he used, making the crowd of around 10,000 cheer.
I tried to offer something extraordinary, because we are talking about the world number one, who is the best in the tennis world at the moment. Today everything was perfect. I tried to give my best, it was a difficult match, it’s hard to say anything,”
Marozsán told Eurosport.
The 23-year-old tennis player will face Croatian Borna Coric in the round of 16.
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