Marozsán advanced to the fourth final, the end of the tournament for Casper Ruud

Another interesting match at the tournament in China

by Sededin Dedovic
Marozsán advanced to the fourth final, the end of the tournament for Casper Ruud
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The finals and the tournament in Shanghai are approaching, and just like in Beijing, the leaders are on the road to surprises. Hungarian tennis player Fábián Marozsán reached the quarterfinals of the masters in Shanghai, after he defeated Norwegian Kasper Ruud 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:4 in the round of 16 today.

The match lasted two hours and 40 minutes. We could watch a very exciting match, especially at the very beginning, with many twists and turns and attractive moves. Fábián Marozsán is the 91st tennis player in the world, while Rudd is ninth on the ATP list.

The real drama took place at the beginning of the match

Both tennis players entered strongly at the very beginning of the match and in the first set both tennis players made one break, and the winner of this part of the match was decided in a tie-break, which went to Fábián Marozsán with a score of 7:3.

You could see that the Hungarian was very satisfied and happy, but Ruud played better in the second set, which he won with 6:3. Then came the drama and perhaps the best set of the tournament so far. In the third set, a great fight was seen, the Hungarian tennis player broke in the ninth game and took the lead 5:4, and then he used the second match point and deservedly reached the victory.

It will be interesting to watch the next match of Fábián Marozsán in the quarterfinals because he will play against Hubert Hurkacz or Zhang Zhizhen. Whoever wins from these two will be interesting to see him against Fábián Marozsán, but of course the audience in China would like to see his compatriot Zhang Zhizhen, who will have a very difficult time.

The prize fund of 8.8 million dollars gives the players additional motivation to play the game. Of course, the lower-ranked tennis players have seen how they can beat the best in this tournament, so they are doing their best.