World No. 135 Fábián Marozsán supplied what the ATP Tour referred to as the “shock of the season” by upsetting Carlos Alcaraz in straight units on the Rome Masters on Monday.
The 23-year-old Hungarian surprised second seed Alcaraz 6-3 7-6(4) to succeed in the fourth spherical after placing in a virtually flawless show in Italy.
Marozsán, who’s enjoying in his first ATP Tour most important draw after having to battle by qualifying, unsettled the 20-year-old Spaniard all through along with his mixture of drop photographs and deep groundstrokes.
“I’m very comfortable, I couldn’t think about this one,” Marozsán stated after his outstanding victory.
“It was my dream final night time. Now, it’s true I’m very comfortable about this. Yesterday, we spoke about this match, I instructed you I’ll simply attempt to do one thing particular and win just a few video games or possibly a set. I simply beat our [world No. 2.] He’s our greatest within the sport, so I’m actually comfortable about this.
“I slept nicely … there was no downside with my sleep! Every part was excellent right this moment. The group, the climate, the courtroom, so I’m simply very comfortable I’m doing my job.
“Within the tiebreak, it was 1-4 then I received six factors in a row. It’s wonderful. I don’t know what occurred throughout the factors. I simply tried to succeed in again each level and do my greatest.”
Marozsán grew to become solely the fourth participant ranked outdoors the highest 100 to win their maiden match in opposition to a top-two ranked opponent at an ATP occasion within the final decade, in accordance with Opta.
Alcaraz is without doubt one of the favorites to win the French Open which begins later this month after a superb season up to now.
The 2022 US Open winner entered the match with a 30-2 document for the 2023 season however couldn’t address Marozsán all through the encounter.
Marozsán broke Alcaraz early within the first set to race right into a 3-1 lead and managed to take care of serve to carry out for the early benefit.
The second set was a way more even affair, with the pair breaking one another because it ebbed and flowed earlier than Marozsán produced a surprising comeback within the tiebreak – coming from 4-1 all the way down to make it 5-4 – to shut out the well-known win.
He had already crushed world No. 67 Corentin Moutet and world No. 39 Jiri Lehečka in the principle draw, however the victory over Alcaraz is the head up to now.
The official Rome Masters Twitter account summed up what number of had been feeling after the surprising nature of the consequence, saying: “Can we droop play for a bit? Want a while to digest what’s simply occurred.”
Marozsán’s reward for recording the largest win of his profession in a single hour and 40 minutes is a fourth-round match in opposition to No. 15 seed Borna Ćorić.