• Thursday, December 08, 2022

Wimbledon

Fucsovics becomes first Hungarian man in Wimbledon last-eight since 1948

Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics celebrates after winning his fourth round match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev. (REUTERS/Peter Nicholls)

By: Sattwik Biswal

MARTON FUCSOVICS became just the third Hungarian man and first in 73 years to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Monday (5).

The 29-year-old, ranked at 48 in the world, defeated Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 and now meets Novak Djokovic for a place in the semifinals.

Fucsovics blasted 41 winners past Rublev as he reached his first quarterfinal at the Slams.

He is only the third Hungarian man in history to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon after Bela von Kehrling (1929) and Jozsef Asboth (1948).

(AFP)

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