AusOpen: Fucsovics advanced from the match ball

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:42

Márton Fucsovics defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament by blocking three match balls.

Australian Open, Round 2 (for 32):
Fucsovics Márton-Stan Wawrinka (Swiss, 17th) 7:5, 6:1, 4:6, 2:6, 7:6 (11-9)

The leader of the Hungarian Davis Cup national team – who bid farewell to Marc Polmans of Australia in the opening round – has previously told MTI that he is very much looking forward to the fifth battle of the two of them. It will be a good match! Now the dice will turn and he will have more to lose. I’m not afraid of the match, I prefer to play with featured players a lot because it’s better to be pushed by the burden of chance he explained before the meeting.

Marci got off to a great start

Out of the previous four clashes, 55th in the ATP rankings Fucovics was able to win one, in 2018 in Geneva, when he finally got the only tournament victory of his career so far. The Hungarian player started the fifth match in the 10,500-seat John Cain Arena better and pulled in 3: 1. The 35-year-old Olympic champion – who was 18th in the world rankings but was also third – caught up with him at 4: 4, but after 5: 5 he failed his serve again, which was already in his opening set.

In the sequel, the Nyíregyháza tennis player – who was stopped last year by superstar Roger Federer in the eighth final of Melbourne – led to 4-0 with brave blows and took a double game advantage in just 33 minutes. However, the 2014 champion of the Australian Open didn’t give up, he broke right at the start of the third act and then beautified, keeping the difference. The fourth set, like the second, was smoother again, the Swiss pulled to 4: 0 and then 5: 1, and equalized after a tight three hours.

The final game could come, in which Fucsovics took his rival’s serve at 4: 3, but he could not outsource the match. Wawrinka “resurrected” again and saved the set for short, which, being the fifth game, lasted for ten points instead of seven. In the tie-break, the opponent stepped 6-1 with his trademark back straight, then after 9-6 he was unable to take advantage of three match balls. The hair clearly belonged to Fucsovics, who reversed the position and after 3 hours 59 minutes he spread happily on the field.

Marci Fucsovics, 90, is

“It was my 29th birthday two days ago, but now I feel like ninety, I’m really tired,” he began his assessment with a smile. “I got incredible encouragement from the Hungarians here, and I was also mentally and physically strong. I have a lot in the gym, I have a great team and a fitness coach, we train a lot, the result is success. As for Stant, I knew he would come back in the third set, he’s a very tough opponent and of course a three-time Grand Slam champion. ”

Fucsovics revealed that his favorite GS race is in Melbourne: “I’ve finished eighths here twice, and I’m still enjoying the moment, and the sunshine, because there are closures at home and it’s snowing,” he said.

Raonic follows

Not long after, it turned out that in the third round, Canadian Milos Raonic was waiting for the Hungarian lead, who was 14th in the world rankings, but also third after his 2016 Wimbledon final. The 30-year-old organ king has won both of their previous meetings, which were fought on grass in Stuttgart in 2018 and 2019.

In a statement to MTI, Fucsovics was the first to talk about not letting go of the match for a moment, despite the unfavorable turns. “I’m used to the fact that what’s most ideal for me on the field doesn’t always happen. I tried to stay focused and that’s why I won. So I can’t go into a deeper analysis right after the game, maybe I’ll be smarter in a few days,” he explained. then he went to the next test: “Raonic is not a good opponent. If you catch your organ, it’s hard to get along with it. If we both served from below, I would beat him smoothly, but according to such rules, we have to wait for the end of the match with the result. ” he added jokingly.

Wawrinka praised his winner to the AP news agency: “He fought well, he was a tough player, he deserved the win. As for me, sometimes he wins, sometimes he loses. In the acronym 6-1 I was a little insecure, maybe I wanted to play the balls too well, I didn’t fully prepare my punches and started making mistakes, ”the Swiss classic analyzed what happened, showing five bad punches in the last seven ball runs. A total of 73 non-forced mistakes came to his name, 43 of which he committed with one of his strengths, the one-handed back.

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