Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain, world No. 2) failed to advance to the round of 16 at the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Rome Open. He was beaten by world number 135 Fabian Marozan (23, Hungary, world number 135), but will rise to number one in the world rankings to be announced next week.
Alcalas lost to Marozanne 0-2 (3-6 6-7 <4-7>) in the third round (roof of 32) of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series Italy Rome Open held in Rome, Italy on the 15th (Korean time).
Alcaras won the Madrid Open스포츠토토, which ended in Madrid, Spain on the 8th. Having lifted his 4th championship cup this year, he challenged for the 5th top at this Rome Open.
However, he was eliminated in the third round, losing to Marozanne, who was outside the top 100 in the world rankings. In his 33 matches of the year, he recorded his third loss.
Although Alkaras postponed his 5th win of the season, he beat Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, world No. 1) in the world rankings to be announced next week and regains the first place. He reached the top of the Madrid Open and booked the world No. 1 ranking after this tournament.
“This is unimaginable. I am very, very happy,” said Marozhan, who had beaten Alkaras.
Marozan, who caught the ‘big fish’, competes with Borna Choric (26, Croatia, 16th in the world rankings) to advance to the quarterfinals.
Danil Medvedev (27, Russia, world No. 3), who along with Alkaras, leads the season with the most wins (4 wins), defeated Bernabe Zapata Mirales (26, Spain, world No. 38) 2-1 (3 -6 6-1 6-3) and advanced to the round of 16.
Medvedev will play in the round of 16 against the winner of the third round, where Alexander Zverev (26, Germany, world No. 22) and J. J. Wolf (24, USA, world No. 54) face each other.
Meanwhile, the match between Zverev and Wolf was postponed due to rain during the second set match. The third round of Stefanos Tsitsipas (24, Greece, world No. 5) and Lorenzo Sonego (28, Italy, world No. 48) was also postponed by a day due to rain during the match.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast live satellites of major matches of the ATP Tour Italy Rome Open. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.