Match summary: https://www.flashscore.in/match/bXsqGr2n/#/match-summary/match-summary
By - slysonic7
bruh that ball striking and composure under pressure was crazy. Absolutely crazy. That was special
Honestly the composure and his decisions all over the match were prsitine, biggest reason he won!
Those drop shots today was insane the balls of this guy to play drop shot against Alcaraz
Beat him at his own game..
I'm amazed alcaraz stayed so far back considering how many times he didn't reach
At least that will calm the “Is Alcaraz the best player to do a drop shot” crowd for at least a month.
Pat Rafter was a dropshot wizard and it was the best reason he was number one in the world.
I mean he had a cannon of a serve and crazy hands at the net, too…
Maybe it will calm the “Alcaraz” will be the best player of all time who’s doing things nobody has ever done” crowd too lol
I've never seen a player lose to drop shots like that tbh. Generational point-losing. Even in loss he's special.
Out-dropshotted the drop shot king
Some of the shots he was going for were absurd, dropshots with no margin for error, off balance winners with crazy pace. Just one of those stunning performances from a massive underdog.
He hit a lot of low percentage shots today. If he misses one or two of those in the tie break he could’ve easily lost the match too.
He just made it look so easy,i saw only highlights, but the dropshots,the net volleys-he looks very composed and made it look so simple and easy . Perfect match from his side ig. Really did feel amusing to watch alcaraz kind of beaten by a player playing dropshops as often as him... Good stuff
we’re never getting that novak alcaraz match 💀
this match, the madrid final vs stuff, and his matches vs sinner have shown the formula to beating alcaraz. hopefully more
players can take advantage of this and use it to bring more of a challenge to alcaraz
The formula is to be the best tennis player ever on a given day and hope that Alcaraz doesn't come back in the match.
the good ol Wawrinka-patented anti-Djokovic strat
I will never get over the Wawrinka vs Djokovic trilogy at AO and that French Open final. That level of tennis is just insane
The formula to beating Alcaraz is playing extremely well like they all did. Normally they would make more mistakes as Alcaraz' defense is next level. Today, Alcaraz gave him too many unforced errors (24) and was unable to defend against the sheer power of Maruzsan. There are tournaments in which Alcaraz is doesn't make that many mistakes. He seemed lethargic and uninspired today.
The formula is playing aggressive and not letting Carlos get in rhythm. That's when he makes more errors like he did today. The issue is that it's not an easy formula to employ, as shown by Ruusuvuori and Struff trying it and faltering.
135th in the world and just beat the player who is about to be #1 🤯
Reminds me of Nedyosov (totally brutalized his name I'm sure) beating Federer, only it looked more effortless. I think he was #127, but at least I had heard of him since he was very successful in college.
Wasn't that in doubles?
Think Federer's most shocking loss was against Stahovskiy.
Evgeny Donskoy is who I was thinking of!
Roger squandered match points there 🤷🏻♂️
Surprised to see all the comments about novak vs alcaraz. Ik people have been waiting,but a qualifier beating a world number 2 (ex world number 1,would be world no.1) in such a fashion is so crazy. Props to him for his composure and lights out tennis. I love that on some days anyone can beat anyone when theyr3 playing their best.
Just like timmy last year...
Tim van GOAThoven vs Fabian MaGOATsan
And just like TvG he will lose out on officially having defeated the world number 1 because his opponent doesn't become number 1 until next week.
He can still beat djokovic
Just ATP things /s
It's just a reminder there's really not that much of a difference between 135th and 1st on any given day as we think
Players say it all the time, but casual fans can't seem to wrap their heads around it.
man, i hear people, tennis people, (coaches we know, tv personalities) say the opposite. like to the effect, the difference between 100 and a top 10 player is enormous ... which is it!? (newbie asking)
The massive difference is in consistency within a year/tournament/match. Most of the top 200 have the abilities to peak and produce a top 10 performance, but to do it in every match (even in the same match) is another thing completely. The ability to win without playing your best is also what seperates the top vs the rest. The floor level is more important than the ceiling. Shapovalov is a great example of a very high ceiling with a low floor. He fluctuates a lot between both in a single match.
The difference is winning consistently. Not one off matches then failing to repeat it again and again. I think that's what makes the big 3 the big 3. They consistent repeat these results.
Yes these one off huge upsets often are followed by a loss by the guy who beat the top player. These guys often cannot string a few wins together and lose to the next good player. I agree this is what separates the big 3 from all the rest as they win consistently and get deep in the rounds of big tournaments unlike the upset kings.
Very good point. To get to the top 200 in the world means you are an excellent tennis player and could beat almost anyone on your best day. It is surprising but it happens every year.
It’s bound to happen. Alcaraz isn’t Federer or nadal or Djokovic. Who would almost never fail to reach the semis ever.
He’s going to have bad or off tourneys. It’s entirely normal for any number 1 in any sport, just not for the big 3
When they were 20 years old they weren't making semis at every tournament.
Even Nadal had some early losses at this age, Roger and Novak weren't even at this level. Obviously he's unlikely to be at peak big 3 levels of consistency, he's a couple weeks out of his teens.
Even Swiatek who looks to be a level above pretty much everyone on tour seems to lose a few bizarre matches like this every year
Actually Iga didnt lose to player outside of top 50 for more than 2 years
That's mad, actually!
But I suppose her losing to #45 6-3 6-3 feels as bad as Alcaraz losing to someone outside the top 100 since Iga casually bagels and bread sticks the top 20 pretty consistently
*Is Marozsan the favorite to win RG?*
r/tennis now torn between Djokovic and Marozsan.
And Dusan Lajovic
Who wouldn't? Have you seen that 1HBH? Probably the best one among all of Reddit.
He's the biggest threat to Rafa's RG record
No way man, this is such a ridiculous hot take
The word threat implies uncertainty. There is no doubt
*Is Marozsan STILL the favorite to win RG?*
Will he even play at RG? Still outside of top 100 in the live rankings...
He will surely get a wild card after lifting the trophy in Rome on Sunday
Honestly, I don’t know who’s capable of stopping him, other than maybe Struff
He will lose his next match to Ćorić
Haha you guys can’t fool me, I know it’s just Dennis Carlos Alcaraz who lost
Didn't see the match, assume they replaced him with the Carlos Alcaraz that plays for Southampton
I had to look it up. You were not kidding.
He had to jump ship after relegation, thought he’d give tennis a go
Carlos Nagal Alcaraz
What a moment. Shows how unpredictable it can all be. Sensational shot making by Marozsan. Still young, hoping to see him more
Wtf man Novak and Carlitos may never play again
It is Federer and Sampras all over again!
I was so torn watching this match. Such a potentially career changing win for Marozsan, but I've been dying for an Alcaraz Djokovic match.
He’ll lose in the next round and then we’ll never see him again
carlito gonna keep his 100% win record
Djokovic vs Alcaraz enthusiasts in shambles.
I am Djokovic vs Alcaraz enthusiast.
I am in shambles.
I am too
This proves yet again they live in parallel universes - they never meet each other
Everyone is so thirsty (myself included) for the new big 3/4. We've tasted some of the greatest rivalries and everything else kind of feels like a disappointment lol
This deal is the real kid
Now I want him to win Rome. Not sure if he has the game to break Djokovic or Sinner, but would be an epic battle
He won't lol. We can dream though
If he plays at this level he'll definitely a give them a challenge at the least.
Big if though.
But can he beat the ultimate challenge on clay - Clayvedev?
Pure redlining from Maroszan throughout. He managed to take everything early, get great depth on his groundstrokes, read the Alcaraz serve and paint the lines when needed. Even when he failed to take a break in the second and when Alcaraz broke back he didn't let his focus drop for a second.
Alcaraz totally unable to impose himself here. Maroszan can be incredibly proud of himself.
How was alcaraz with problem solving today?
Not brilliant, if I'm honest. It kept feeling as if he expected Marozsan's level to drop if he kept trying to overpower him (which I also anticipated). Marozsan had a good read on his serve as well and didn't let him get any love out of his kick serve out wide, which often feels like one of Carlos's ways out.
>take everything early, get great depth on his groundstrokes
This is the recipe to beat Alcaraz.
That's absolutely insane. One of the craziest upsets I've seen in my time watching tennis. Alcaraz on a 12 match win streak and is beaten in straight sets for the first time this year by a guy I haven't heard of before the event began. Guy just came out of nowhere and decided to crush. Amazing to see, such confidence and fearlessness great ballstriking
Really opens up the event now, massive chances for many guys not to mention Sinner. Who will feel a surge go through him seeing this result at his home event. Gonna be interesting what happens ahead! And Marozsan is an awesome discovery for sure. Wow. Hard to process.
Another chance for Sinner to choke on winning a big title lol
6* points in a row to clinch the tiebreak, showed nerves of steel the entire match. Incredible win by Maro, unbelievable performance from him to take our Alcaraz in straight sets.
It was 6 consecutive points, no?
Think it was, yes. Was just confirmed in the interview.
He was eating from 1-4 down
Don’t be fooled, that was not as close as the score line suggests
First set was a ~~route~~ rout. Just over 30 minutes long I believe?
Edit: spelling. Thanks u/estropeada :)
Yep, at one point mid second set total points won was something like 45-25 (65% for Maroszan) which is pretty common for a 6/0,1,2 kinda set
Oh wow really? I did not know that, thanks! 😊
Struff showed the formula…
Marozsan executed it successfully
What is that? Didn't watch either match.
Rush Carlos, ignore the clay, attack quicker
^ this one
There’s not really a “weakness” in Carlos’ game and he’s only improving (better serving this year), but where he is especially dangerous is his extremely well disguised drop shots.
Both Struff and Fabian aimed to take that away… either by hitting their own drops early on or by attacking the net and backing Alcaraz off his own baseline so drops aren’t as much of a factor.
I'll add to it: Carlos can't dropshot when you're already at the net. And... Never give him a forehand.
hit ball really hard
Alway put the ball on the other side of the net, within the lines.
new GOAT of r/tennis?
New betting favorite for RG
The real deal
Omg this is one of the biggest upsets in atp history wow.
To win straight sets, his odds were 40/1.
Carlitos was 1/750 to win.
This was Marozsan's first ever ATP main tournament. Wow.
This is insane.
some of the winners fabian hit were insane. alcaraz had no answers to his dropshots as well.
alcaraz really had a taste of his own medicine.
Plus many of Alcaraz’ dropshots just didn’t materialise lol. Like towards the end, it has become more of a liability for him, reminds of Djokovic dropshotting Nadal during RG a couple of years ago, like bruh it ain’t working 💀
Alcaraz just got OutAlcarazd today
His 3rd ATP win! Crazy
Who’s eating ice cube soup for dinner tonight?
The most incredible part of Marozsan’s performance today was how composed and relaxed he was at every single point. Has never gotten to play someone like Alcaraz and played it like it was just another regular win. When he lost points against Alcaraz in the second half of set two he just took it in and didn’t make the same mistake twice.
Probably the most insane result I’ve ever seen. Marozsan played incredibly well
At least Kenin was a former grand slam champion, but there have been some wild upsets on both men and women's sides on the slower red clay.
The new holder of the elder wand
Was it Carlos before? I lost track
Yes, he took it from Struff
Nice, let's hope he keeps it a bit
What's going on.
OTT VAN BAZMEG
Carlos is now getting his taste of relatively low ranked players playing him with the ultra aggressive “nothing to lose” mentality ala Dustin brown, istomin.
Upvote for Dustin Brown, love to watch him play
From 4-1 down in the tiebreak as well, what a ridiculous performance. At first it was his backhand doing damage so Alcaraz started targeting the forehand and all of a sudden he started hitting clean winners from that wing from 10 feet behind the baseline. I can't remember the last time Alcaraz lost on clay when he was playing pretty well, he just ran into someone in Godmode today
Wat recovery at the end for Maroz-san...
At 4-1, I thought he was done......
Alcaraz was simply outplayed.
Fk! What a game!
Stunning shotmaking, just incredible man. To win against the world number one in your first ATP main draw is a crazy achievement, to win in straight sets is the cherry on the top. Here's hoping he doesn't squander it in the next round.
Also it really looks like Nole vs Charlie is cursed lmao. I feel like despite Carlos not playing too badly and coming up against a red hot qualifier, him clinching the top spot for RG might've subconsciously made him play at a level below what he might've produced if he were to still be in the chase.
RG is gonna be real fucking interesting I must say
marozsan casually rolling up with some of the best goddamn groundstrokes I've seen. what on earth
Marozsan is the real deal! (this is the first match of his i've ever watched, what the fuck he is amazing, why am i just hearing about him??)
Because he mostly plays Challengers. Really hoping to see more of him.
This was only his 3rd tour level match ever, that's probably why you haven't heard of him lol.
There is only one god, and his name is FABIAN MAROZSAN
It’s funny the posts of people thinking Alcaraz will go undefeated in the clay season. People need to realize that no player is ever unbeatable and that pros are pros for a reason
What an upset
There goes the chance of prospective Carlitos Djokovic rematch
That was insanely good hitting from Marozsan. I really hope he can sustain some of this level and not just peak against a good player and fall off like often happens.
Tim van Rijthoven reincarnated for the clay court season
A new dragon slayer on the horizon
I didn’t watch this, but check the scores from time to time throughout the day and I am SURPRISED. Was this guy really good?
Excellent. Carlos didn't play badly, he just got outplayed.
Wow, That’s exciting! I like seeing some competition.
Same, but this shocked me lol.
Great showing from Marozsan. That forehand to set up match point came out of nowhere.
What a performance.
Fully admit I hadn’t heard of him before today but I hope he cracks on and makes a proper name for himself. Such cool composure.
i hope he can sustain that level for his match against coric. sometimes a major upset is such a high that it’s tough to win the next one.
Vibes similar to when Hyeon Chung out-Djokoviced Novak.
The new real deal?
No djoko vs alcaraz match tho 💔
Up to #114 new career high rank. If he wins vs Coric, he enters top 100!
Alcaraz has been figured out, rush him works perfect. Sinner, Ruus, Struff and now Fabian. Press him and take time away. Congrats.
Yep that’s why fed would have mopped Alcaraz up - taking time away
Have you revoked your membership or you still 100% Alcaraz supporter
I was never a 100% supporter lmfao, incorrect %, always been 1000% supporter and right now I'm at 1001%. The future is bright my boy, lots to improve.
I saw the highlights Fabian plat alright and he's fast too.
Kinda beat alcaraz at his dropshot game
Alcaraz should've stopped playing from so far back and closer to the baseline.
Alcaraz was under pressure letting a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker go away.
Fabian went for his shots and all of them came off
Made for great highlights
Let's see if he meets djokovic and can maintain that.
Djokovic would've weathered the early storm and won that second set.
Alcaraz is physically ready to be no 1 but is he mentally?
Carlos afraid to lose a final against Jannik on his home soil that he prefers to lose to a unknown qualifiers /s
In seriousness tho, huge congratz to Marozsan, insanely played
Alcaraz was outplayed that’s what happened
Random dude destroyed Alcaraz by using a big forehand and lots of dropshots. Yeah, I know
Theory holds, anyone named Fabian is probably gonna be pretty talented/cool. Because Fabian is a cool name.
ALL HAIL MARZIPAN!
Amazing match from Marozsan. The shot making and mental strength, in his first main draw appearance playing against someone like CA.
I did notice JCF was too high up and far away from Carlos to give him the mental and strategic coaching he usually gets, like in Madrid for example.
I am all about this fabulous marzipan
Insane ball striking from the Hungarian, constantly hitting winners in excess of 130kmph on both wings. Ombelible!! No?
Somehow more shocking than his compatriot getting only 5 pts from televote at Eurovision...
Wowza! No fear in that tiebreaker
Fascinating tiebreak to go along with a fascinating match and result.
The new Real Deal™
Unbelievable run for the 23 year old!
April saw him 1-4 between the Challenger level and ATP250 qualifying, losing to Alexander Weis, Abdullah Shelbayh, Zsombor Piros, and Alessandro Giannessi with a win over #256 Manuel Guinard.
Now he beats Jiri Lehecka (and Jiri has been playing really well lately), then *Carlos Alcaraz*. Wow.
Saw the match, Morozsan played fantastic. I guess Carlos didn’t expect this guy to be so good. But he really played high level tennis and mix it up with volleys and drop shots. Kept Carlos guessing… Nice forehand acceleration. Haven’t seen Fabian played ever before, but I’m surprised how good he is. Waooo
Was anyone gonna tell me that Djokovic and Alcaraz are destined to miss each other for the rest of their careers, or was I supposed to find out myself?
Alcaraz washed up, will announce retirement soon.
I was there today.. awesome match by Fabian. Great dropshots and great mental strength
from 1-4 to 7-4 in the TB. ASTONISHING
MAROSZAN I LOVE YOU I WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH YOUR GAME
We might be seeing Medvedev Tsitsipas semis
Might have witnessed one of the best matches so far this year… wtaf
No not really as only one player was red lining and it was a straight setter
Finally someone beat alcaraz and he was not injured
RIP to the gambler who put down 10G’s on Alcaraz to win $100
This is the end of days.
The use of the drop shot is not easy to incorporate into the play. This guy did adopt the game methodology of Alcaraz which really requires an all round game, superb movement, and a stupendous drop shot. If he can deliver this with any consistency we are in for a treat.
Bro won a new fan today
Skills aside, I’m more impressed by his mental toughness. How is it possible to stay composed and take charge of the situation when everything is stacked against you.
Just hope that the guys who over hyped alcaraz won't do the opposite and go overboard criticizing the just turned 20 alcaraz
He remains the real deal
Would love to see Fabian do welland play djokovic as well and confidently as he did tonight
Alcaraz: What's the big deal? I came, I saw, I won 10 points needed to overtake Djokovic. Mission accomplished.
I suddenly feel less bad about Lehecka losing to this guy.
Bro I was gonna watch alcaraz in person in his next match for the first time
Even better, you can watch Fabian Marozsan
My man went looking for copper and found gold
that’s what happened to me in miami 🙃
That Marozsan forehand winner for 5-4 in the tiebreak! 🔥🔥🔥
I could hear Alcaraz thinking "I wanna go home" at that point. It came out of nowhere
/u/Confident-Round6375 in shambles
People in this subreddit have to know that you can't win everything and everyone has bad days.
Semi Finals Indian Wells, wins Miami
Bad loss in Monte Carlo
Wins Barcelona and Madrid
Pulls out of Rome
Wins Buenos Aires, Finals is Rio
Pulls out of Acapulco
Wins Indian Wells and semi finals Miami
Pulls out of Monte Carlo
Wins Barcelona and Madrid
Bad loss in Rome
Two consecutive tournaments is Alcaraz's limit, beyond that he's either not interested, or takes a bad loss.
I'm so sorry but as a wta fan I'm feeling very cynical rn
What just happened lol
Alcaraz threw the match cause he didnt want any smoke with Djokovic