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Get to Know Fabian Marozsan, the Hungarian Who Is Mastering the Masters

Tennis Express

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday March 25, 2024

Fabian Marozsan has barely cut his teeth at the ATP level, but already the young Hungarian is making a name for himself at the biggest events.

Now 24, he only has 39 ATP matches to his name, and just made his Top 100 debut last July. So who is this young player that already owns wins over Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune? Here are five things to know about Fabian Marozsan.

He’s a Ringer at the Masters

Marozsan has played four Masters 1000 tournaments in his career, and he has managed to reach at least the round of 16 in all four. After today’s win over Alexei Popyrin, the World No. 57 owns a 13-3 lifetime record at the Masters 1000s. He will face Alex de Minaur on Tuesday in Miami.

He’s good against the Top 10

Marozsan burst onto the scene last year at Rome when he toppled Carlos Alcaraz in his first ever match against the Top 10, 6-3, 7-6(4).

Read more about that upset victory, which snapped Alcaraz’s 12-match winning streak, here:

Marozsan, who qualified and was ranked 135 at the time, has gone on to win three of four total matches against the Top 10. He defeated then ninth-ranked Casper Ruud en route to the Shanghai quarterfinals (his best Masters result to date) last year, and took out world No.7 Holger Rune 6-1 6-1 in the second round at Miami this week.

He’s Headed for a Top 50 debut

Marozsan is already up to 47 in the ATP live rankings – he was ranked 128 this time last year.

Like His Idol, He’s Good on Clay

Marozsan won two challenger titles on clay last year, and was 31-13 overall on the surface across all levels in 2023. He has yet to play a main draw match at Roland-Garros, however, as he lost in the qualifying last year, so he’ll look forward to that privilege later this season.

He uses his big ground strokes and deft touch and drop shots to keep his opponents off balance on the surface.

Marozsan was 12-12 on hard courts across all levels last year, if you’re scoring at home.

The Hungarian, who started playing tennis at age five, cites King of Clay Rafael Nadal as his idol.

He’s the No.1 Hungarian

Marozsan has taken over for Marton Fucsovics at the top of Hungarian men’s…

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