The second week of the Italian Open, offers unexpected surprises, after the defeat of the Italian Marco Cecchinato against Yannick Hanfmann for 6-4 4-6 6-3, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, new number one of the ATP ranking and number 2 seed of the tournament, yields in two sets to the hero of the day: the Hungarian Fabian Marozsan. The Hungarian comes from the qualifiers, and reaches the knockout rounds. For Alcaraz, an incomprehensible setback, the Spaniard had won 20 of the 21 matches on clay this year.
Internazionali BNL d'Italia: Fabian Marozsan vs Carlos Alcaraz
In the first set Fabian Marozsan, very concentrated, plays great, all the shots played by the Magyar are scored, smash, straight from the bottom, several dampened: Marozsan tears the service in the fourth game and wins the set 6-3. Alcaraz starts the second set with a different attitude but things do not change, he still does not play on Marozsan's service rounds. Alcaraz begins to slow down the blows, changing strategy and avoiding ineffective accelerations against the Hungarian. Without a break we arrive at the seventh game, in which this time Fabian tears the serve, saving sensationally with a lob on an attack by Alcaraz.
Alcaraz is a champion but in the match he shows it in flashes, in the next game Carlos puts the game back on serve. In a tie, at 5-5 the number 135 of the ATP ranking wins a break ball that the Spaniard cancels. The match now becomes complicated for the Spaniard, the challenge arrives at the tie-break, Alcaraz immediately ahead 4-1 but the Iberian champion makes a comeback and the Hungarian wins 5-4. Two points from the match Marozsan leaves no way out to the opponent, wins the game of life closing 7-4 (tie-break). Marozsan will meet Coric in the second round