Carlos Alcaraz’s incredible winning streak was unexpectedly ended in the Italian Open in a surprising turn of events. The rising tennis feeling, who was poised to take back the No. 1 position, was knocked out in the third round by Fabian Marozsan, a 135th-ranked Hungarian qualifier. The score was 6-3, 7-6 (4), marking Alcaraz’s earliest exit from the tournament since October.
Alcaraz had been having an incredible season, winning 30 of 32 matches and won back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Madrid, extending his sand record to an amazing 12 wins. His strong performance had given him the chance to take back the top spot in the rankings. Marozsan, on the other hand, had different ideas, leading play with amazing strokes all over the court and leaving Alcaraz exploring to find his rhythm.
disappointing for Alcaraz, who now heads into the upcoming French Open, where he will be the top seed, on the back of a defeat. However, he complimented Marozsan’s outstanding performance, stating that the Hungarian player’s level was “really, really high.”
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Marozsan, who was playing in his maiden ATP main draw, maintained his outstanding run by defeating Alcaraz, who had already defeated higher-ranked opponents earlier in the event. Alcaraz recognized Marozsan’s talent, believing that the Hungarian will soon break into the top 100 ranks.
Despite the setback, Alcaraz remains an unknown talent in the tennis world, and his shock defeat provides a reminder of the sport’s unpredictability. As the French Open gets closer fans are eager to see how Alcaraz can bounce back from his loss and show his dedication on the great stage once more.