The Spaniard defeated in 2 sets by the Hungarian Marozsan in the third round
Carlos Alcaraz eliminated in the third round of the Internazionali Bnl d’Italia 2023, Atp Masters 1000 tournament, taking place on the clay courts of the Foro Italico in Rome. The Spaniard, number 2 in the world and in the seeding but who will return to number 1 next week, yields to Hungarian Fabian Marozsan, number 135 in the ATP ranking and coming from the qualifiers, with a score of 6-3, 7-6 (7- 4), after one hour and 42 minutes.
Marozsan, 23, born in Budapest, is making his first appearance in the main draw of an ATP tournament. In Rome, after passing the qualifiers, he beat Corentin Moutet and Jiri Lehecka, number 39 in the world. From 2017 to 2021 he played Futures and ITF tournaments with 5 titles and an overall record of 101 wins and 63 losses. In 2022 he started playing the ATP Challengers winning the first tournament in Banja Luka and ending the year in 172nd place in the ranking. In 2023, Marozsan boasts a 14-9 record in the Challengers and won the tournament in Antalya.
Marco Cecchinato’s adventure also ends in the third round. The blue, number 83 in the world, gives way to the German Yannick Hanfmann, number 101 in the ATP ranking and coming from the qualifiers, with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after two hours and 22 minutes.