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

By: AFP
Published: 09:43 PM, 5 Jul, 2021
Fucsovics becomes first Hungarian man in Wimbledon last-eight since 1948
Caption: Hungary's Marton Fucsovics returns against Russia's Andrey Rublev during their men's singles fourth round match.
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Marton Fucsovics became just the third Hungarian man and first in 73 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

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 semi-finals.

Fucsovics blasted 41 winners past Rublev as he reached his first quarter-final 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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