World No. 135 Fabian Marozsan produced the biggest upset of this year when he knocked out second-seeded Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Italian Open on Monday.
Alcaraz, for the first time, faced defeat from the lowest-ranked player since July 2021. At the same time, the 23-year-old Hungarian never won an ATP match until he came to Rome and qualified for the main draws. En route to the Italian Open, Marozsan lost five of his previous tournaments. Also Read: Iga Swiatek Vs Donna Vekic Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview, And Live Stream | Italian Open
However, despite the huge shock, Alcaraz accepted the defeat with a smile and praised his opponent’s performance after the match. When asked if he felt any discomfort, the 20-year-old denied the same. “No, no, no. I was perfect physically,” he said. “I just didn’t feel comfortable. He made me feel uncomfortable on court. He was aggressive all the time. He was playing inside the baseline all the time. It was tough for me to get into the match, into the rally.” Also Read: Novak Djokovic Vs Cameron Norrie Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview, And Live Stream | Italian Open
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After this win, Marozsan leapfrogged to 114 in the ATP rankings, which means he is very close to reaching the main draws of his first Grand Slam. “I’m very, very happy,” Marozsan said. “I can’t imagine this one. It was my dream last night.”
Meanwhile, as Alacarz got knocked out of Rome Open, he will get enough rest and will enter the French Open where he will be seeded No 1 at a Grand Slam for the first time.
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