World No. 283 Zsombor Piros admitted he was shaking in the locker following a couple of grueling tough matches at the Davis Cup Finals. Piros, 22, clinched the two biggest victories of his career this past weekend at the Davis Cup Finals in Turin.
Piros surprised Australia's John Millman on Saturday, before stunning Croatian former world No. 3 Marin Cilic a day later. Piros also played in the doubles match against Australia, which he and Fabian Marozsan lost to Alex Bolt and John Peers in three tight sets.
“I'm shaking, to be honest,” said the exhausted Piros after spending a combined seven hours on court for Hungary per the Davis Cup Finals website. “I tried to rest in the locker room, my hands, my legs were a little bit shaking, so it's hard to handle physically.
“I don't say it so often, but I'm proud of myself, for my team. We have the biggest heart, we are fighting, and we are showing it to the world this weekend. I'm very glad that so many people see the Hungarian spirit”.
Hungary captain gives advice to Piros
“You could see that his game is there," Hungary captain Gabor Koves said of Piros. "He has to be more accurate with his serves, he's not a tall guy, but he's got the speed, he's got great vision on the court – he actually knows almost everything from the game.
He can improve his volleys, but the most important thing is to be ready physically. “He played two three-set matches in two days and said he's done for the year, which is funny. But that's the key: he can play like this one match, but during a tournament, if he wants to win it, he has to win five like this.
I would be happy for him to see him go to the Challenger level and make a name for himself – I think he can move up into the top 200 maybe, next year. But the goal should be to do what he did [in Turin] on a continuous basis”.