Fabian Marozsan, a relatively low-ranked player at 91st, delivered an electrifying upset at the Shanghai Masters. He outclassed the eighth-seeded Casper Ruud, securing a hard-fought victory with a scoreline of 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4.
This remarkable performance has earned Marozsan a well-deserved spot in the quarter-finals, where he eagerly awaits the outcome of the match between Poland’s 16th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz and the local talent, Zhang Zhizhen.
The 24-year-old Marozsan exhibited exceptional resilience and skill throughout the contest, which lasted an intense two hours and 38 minutes.
His victory was sealed with a blistering forehand down the line, proving his mettle on the grand stage of the Shanghai Masters.
This tournament marks a significant return to the ATP calendar after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has been characterized by a series of unexpected outcomes.
Notably, the tournament witnessed the early exit of second-seeded Daniil Medvedev, who fell to the 26th seed Sebastian Korda, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fourth seed hailing from Greece, suffered a defeat on a dramatic Monday.
These surprising results have paved the way for top seed Carlos Alcaraz, who is set to clash with the 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16. Worth noting is the absence of world number one Novak Djokovic, who is currently not competing in China.