Watch: Annoyed Marton Fucsovics fuming at Sebastian Baez, calls him 'b----'
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Marton Fucsovics wasn't happy with Sebastian Baez's behavior during their Lyon match as he called the Argentine "a f------ 20-year-old" and "a b----." At one point, Fucsovics seemingly got very fed up with the way Baez was celebrating his points.
"How old are you? 12 years old?" Fucsovics was heard ironically asking Baez during a changeover. Baez responded: "No, 22." Fucsovics then ranted: "Acting like a 12-year-old. These f------ young 20-year-old guys. Not that he is the only one.
Playing so unfair. Vamos for every point I miss, screaming like a b----."
The umpire didn't like at all what he was hearing from Fucsovics as he very openly demanded the Hungarian to stop.
"It's ok if you talk with me, but I don't want this kind of language.
I understand that you are frustrated and that you don't like it, but I don't want these words. I'm happy to talk with you about it," the chair umpire told Fucsovics.
Tensions rising in Lyon ð@OpenParcARA #OpenParc pic.twitter.com/47Dlv2vmzB — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 23, 2023
Fucsovics beaten by Baez in two sets
In the end, Fucsovics suffered a two-set defeat to Baez as the Argentine beat the Hungarian 6-4 7-6 (5).
The first break of the match was seen in the third game, when Baez broke Fucsovics for a 2-1 lead. Fucsovics had a chance to get the break back immediately in the third game but Baez saved two consecutive break points for a 3-1 lead.
Baez didn't face any more break points in the remainder of the first set as the Argentine served out for the opener in the 10th game. After winning the first set, Baez also broke Fucsovics in the fifth game of the second set for a 3-2 lead.
Down by a set and a break, Fucsovics refused to quit as he got the break back in the eighth game to tie the second set to four games apiece. Baez broke Fucsovics again in the ninth game for a 5-4 lead but missed out on two match points in the 10th game as Fucsovics got the break back and managed to force a tie-break.
In the second-set tie-break, Fucsovics had a 5-4 lead before Baez won the next three points to complete a two-set win.