Marton Fucsovics: I wanted to keep it low against Denis Shapovalov


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Marton Fucsovics: I wanted to keep it low against Denis Shapovalov

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.