Friday, February 12, 2021 11:46
Marci Fucsovics, who came from two battles of five, fought great but was tired and was ultimately unable to defeat Canadian organ king Milos Raonic at the Australian Open.
Australian Open, Round 3 (for 16th place):
Milos Raonic (Canada, 14.) –Martin Fucsovics 7: 6 (7-2), 5: 7, 6: 2, 6: 2
The leader of the Hungarian Davis Cup national team said goodbye to Australian Marc Polmans on Monday and to three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in a five-way battle on Wednesday, spending a total of 8 hours and 12 minutes on the field in the two meetings. In the world rankings, the 15th Canadian organ king – who was also third after his 2016 Wimbledon final – had previously lost a total of one set against Argentina’s Federico Coria and France’s Corentin Moutet, so he could wait more relaxed for Friday’s game.
The thirty-year-old opponent won both of their previous meetings, which were fought on the grass in Stuttgart in 2018 and 2019. There is a lot to be said about the careers of the two of them that while Fuchovich has earned $ 3.5 million in cash prizes so far, Raonic is now at almost $ 20 million.
The first two sets brought a close battle
The third match, held in the Arena in 1573, started in a pleasant 23 degrees and surprisingly sparse audience, 55th in the rankings. At the same time, Fucsovics was greeted with a loud “hair, Hungary” chanting by a Hungarian fan camp with flags, wigs and scarves. Raonic stylistically opened with a 210km / h ace and then stable serving games on both sides. First, the tennis player from Nyíregyháza had to score break balls at 3: 4, then in the short cut to the end of the game, he pulled to the Canadian 5-0 and from there he had already drawn the 56-minute set.
The servant battle remained in the sequel, longer ball runs were sparse and the long-awaited break (2: 0) finally came together, Raonic lost his servant for the first time during this year’s tournament. But the 196-centimeter rival with his magnificently controlled bomb-strong palm, and immediately closed back. It seemed that another tie-break was coming, when the increasingly confident tennis player from Nyíregyháza got two set balls as a bettor and hit the second one with a fantastic palm.
After a tight two hours, the parties embarked on the third act, in which the 29-year-old Hungarian dropped his servant at 2: 2 and then asked for care on his right thigh-hip at 2: 5. The set soon slipped away, however, and the Canadian remained in full swing, jumping to 5: 1 in a lightning fast in the fourth game, and Fuchovich – who was stopped last year by superstar Roger Federer in the eighth final in Melbourne – could only bring a boom from here. The meeting lasted 3 hours 11 minutes.
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