Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy
Monday’s action at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy provided the upset of the year on Centre Court. World No. 135 Fabian Marozsan ousted soon-to-be world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in stunning fashion, upsetting the Spaniard 6-3, 7-6(4).
In a match that lasted one hour and 40 minutes, Marozsan hit 30 winners to only seven unforced errors and broke serve on two occasions.
Playing in only his third Tour level event, Marozsan will next face Borna Coric for a place in the quarterfinals.
Coric defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 7-6(3), 6-1.
Elsewhere, No. 6 seed Andrey Rublev and qualifier Yannick Hanfmann also advanced.
Still to come on Monday in Rome, No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek and No. 5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will be in action.
Tuesday’s schedule of play in Italy will feature top seed Novak Djokovic.
Fabian Marozsan Defeats (2) Carlos Alcaraz 63 76(4)
(6) Andrey Rublev Defeats (27) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 76(8) 63
(15) Borna Coric Defeats Roberto Carballes Baena 76(3) 61
Yannick Hanfmann Defeats Marco Cecchinato 64 46 63