ATP Rome: Carlos Alcaraz experiences shocking defeat!

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ATP Rome: Carlos Alcaraz experiences shocking defeat!
ATP Rome: Carlos Alcaraz experiences shocking defeat! (Provided by Tennis World USA)

World no. 2 Carlos Alcaraz suffered an early loss during his Rome Masters debut! Carlos fell to world no. 135 Fabian Marozsan 6-3, 7-6 in an hour and 40 minutes, experiencing one of his worst losses in terms of the rival's ranking and missing a chance to seek his fifth Masters 1000 crown.

Fabian came to Rome with no ATP wins on his tally! The Hungarian qualified for the main draw and gained the rhythm following three victories, his first on the main level. Marozsan kept his focus against the ATP Race leader, playing bald and aggressive tennis and scoring a notable win for a career-best moment.

A tall player dominated with his serve and forehand.

Carlos Alcaraz lost to world no. 135 Fabian Marozsan in Rome.

Fabian hit 24 winners and 13 unforced errors, leaving Carlos on a 12-24 ratio. The Spaniard missed too many groundstrokes, never feeling comfortable from the baseline and staying in touch only after hitting 24 service winners.

The Hungarian dropped 15 points in 11 service games, losing serve once and delivering two breaks from seven opportunities to emerge at the top and stun the top favorite. Marozasn denied a break point in the encounter's opening game and served well in the rest of the set.

He broke Carlos at love in game four to forge a 3-1 advantage and gain a boost. The Hungarian produced comfortable holds in games five, seven and nine to wrap up the opener 6-3. With nothing working his way, Alcaraz survived three break points in the second set's fifth game before losing serve two games later.

Carlos pulled the break back in game eight to return to the positive side and saved a break point at 5-5 to reach a tie break. The Spaniard led 4-1 before the Hungarian claimed six straight points to seal the deal in style and introduce himself to the tennis world.

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