There was something reassuring about Hungarian Fabian Marozsan when he walked into the press room to talk to journalists about possibly the best day in his tennis life: 23 years of age, at his first ever ATP main draw and after defeating the soon-to-be number one in the world Carlos Alcaraz, he looked just as surprised as the whole of the tennis community. His soft voice did not tell of a shy personality, but more of a young player who is still wondering whether it is all a dream or the most absurdly beautiful reality.
“The goal for me was winning one match in the quallies,” he candidly admitted: “Now I just won five matches, (this week it was) first time I beat a top 100 player in the first round. In the second, I just beat Lehecka. He was seeded. Today now I just played against the No. 1, Alcaraz. I mean, it’s not easy to say something. I’m really happy with this one”.
His happiness was contagious from the get going, as he managed to break everyone into laughter, himself included, as his press conference opened with a question about himself and his ways into tennis.
“Let’s start with the beginning. My name is Fabian Marozsan. Hi, guys!”
His tennis journey started at 5 when his dad gave him the first lessons and therefore, he was the first person he wanted to thank for this victory. However, not before going through all post-match procedures: physio, gym, shows and media. A very savy decision for a first timer to try and not be overwhelmed by the situation.
“I will call him after this press conference. I will say big thank you for him because he was next to me every time. Yeah, I will call him and say thank you and we will enjoy this moment”.
To SuperTennis, he said he had troubles sleeping last night as he was so excited to be playing Alcaraz, one wonders if he will be able to catch some sleep tonight…