The Hungarian Fabian Marozsan (23 years old, 135th) created one of the biggest sensations of the season by eliminating Carlos Alcaraz in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Rome (6-3, 7-6).
He had never won a match in the main draw of an ATP tournament before coming to Rome, and here he is in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 by eliminating the world No. 2! Fabian Marozsan, a 23-year-old Hungarian player ranked 135th in the ATP, created a huge sensation on Monday in the Italian capital by beating Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-6 in 1h41.
Coming from qualifying and knocking out Corentin Moutet (67th) and Jiri Lehecka (39th) in the first two rounds, the native of Budapest signed the greatest performance of his careere, against an Alcaraz who did not seem injured but missed his match. The Spaniard had left his compatriot Albert Ramos Vinolas only five games in the previous round, but against a Marozsan on a big day, who signed twice as many winning shots as him (30 against 15), he did not failed to find the solution.
Alcaraz loses six points in a row in the tie-break!
The Hungarian was the first player to have to defend a break point, from the first game. He saved it, and followed up with a break at 2-1 which allowed him to fly away. The two men then easily kept their face-off, and Marozsan maintained his lead without shaking, even concluding the set with a shutout (6-3). In the second, Alcaraz found themselves trailing 0-40 on their serve at 2-2, but managed to keep their face-off, before breaking at 3-3.
We thought then the Spanish machine started, but Marozsan broke in stride (4-4), on his first opportunity! Alcaraz again saved a break point at 5-5, and it was finally in the decisive game that everything was decided. The winner of the Madrid Masters 1000 led 4-1, then lost six points in a row, including two on his serve! His eighth unforced error of the game gave Marozsan the win.