UPSET! Marton Fucsovics Knocks Out 5th Seed Andrey Rublev to Set Up Quarterfinal Clash Against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/05/2021, 11:04 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics in action during his first round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt


The Wimbledon Championships have not disappointed the fans when it comes to close encounters. Marton Fucsovics and Andrey Rublev have provided a thriller of an encounter on court 2. The Russian number five seed lost to unseeded Fucsovics in a five set thiller. The fourth-round battle lasted for two hours and 41 minutes.

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The fourth set bagel by Fucsovics was a sign of what he brings with him on court. Rublev lost his focus after winning the second and third set, as he lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 0-6.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Barcelona Open – Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain – April 23, 2021 Russia’s Andrey Rublev in action during his quarter final match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Albert Gea

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Marton Fucsovics took the lead in the match, winning two break points and subsequently winning the opening set. Andrey Rublev beat him 6-4, 6-4 in the next two sets to take a comfortable lead against the Hungarian. The fourth set was complete demolition as he completed a bagel against the World No.7.

In the fifth set, both players went head-to-head in a battle for a quarterfinal match with Novak Djokovic. While the Hungarian played some brilliant cross-court shots, winning a few winners; however, the Russian was not backing down as he took some easy points on his first serve.

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It was a treat for the fans at SW19, as Fucsovics showed his class on the court, enroute to the upset. The Hungarian showed his power as he recorded nine aces during his victory over the Russian.

With this win, Fucsovics reaches his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, recording 41 winners and 27 unforced errors. He will face Novak Djokovic in the last eight of the tournament.

Can Fucsovics upset the World No.1 in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships?

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