Hungary's Marton Fucsovics didn't want to get too excited on the court against Denis Shapovalov of Canada as he was focused on closing out the match after taking a shock lead. Fucsovics, ranked at No. 67 in the world, sent world No.
13 Shapovalov packing out of the Australian Open after claiming a 6-3 6-7 (7) 6-1 7-6 (3) win on the opening day at Melbourne Park. "It was a really good moment, one of my biggest wins of my career,” Fucsovics said of his win over Shapovalov, per the tournament's website.
“I tried to keep it [my emotions] low and just focus on the next point, but when it was tiebreak in the fourth set and I got the lead 5-2, of course everything came out of me. And I really wanted to win this match."
Fucsovics, 27, broke Shapovalov six times throughout the match and lost his serve only once en route to clinching a four-set win in over three hours of play. "We were working a lot on my serve, and I think everyone could see that my serve improved a lot,” Fucsovics added.
“I lost my serve once in the match and I think that was the key, I was serving very well and I played aggressive when I needed to. Everything was working well today." Fucsovics plays next against the winner of the match between rising Italian star Jannik Sinner and Australian qualifier Max Purcell.