Marton Fucsovics vs. Tommy Paul - 2021 Rotterdam Open Quarter-Final
Friday, March 5th 2021
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Tommy Paul meets Marton Fucsovics in the quarter finals of the 2021 Rotterdam Open on Friday, March 5th 2021.
Will Marton Fucsovics continue to cause upsets here at the Rotterdam Open, or will the American Tommy Paul make his way to the semifinals on Friday by taking out the big swinging Fucsovics?
Marton Fucsovics absolutely destroyed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round on Thursday, beating the Spaniard in straight sets 6-3/6-2. Fokina started the match looking in great form, and in the first 5 minutes you would have thought he would win the match. However, the persistence and patience of Marton Fucsovics helped him get ahold of the match soon after and he never let go of his grip. Fucsovics will now want to make his way to the semifinals here as he knows he has a great chance to make the final with Zverev and Medvedev out of this side of the draw.
Tommy Paul pulled off a great comeback victory on Thursday, beating Alexander Bublik in 3 sets 6-7/6-3/6-1. Tommy Paul put everything on the line in every single point in that match, and he showed us why he is probably the most in form American player at the moment, even if he is not the highest ranked. Will Paul be able to continue playing at this level, and perhaps even make his first semi final of the year? Or will he be the subject of an upset here in his first match as the favourite?
This is going to be the third meeting between these two players, with the head to head standing tied at 1-1. They could both win this one if they are on top of their game, and it is going to definitely come down to who comes out better prepared on Friday. However, going off of their performances on Thursday, you'd have to think Tommy Paul will get the best of it here. Paul had more time to recover, had a tougher opponent and outperformed him, and is younger and has more energy. It will definitely be a tight one, but Tommy Paul should edge it.