The Hungarian had an uncomfortable hold of serve on 2-1 which was a sign of his nerves. Rublev, who has proved to be the master of the ATP 500 tournaments, held serve confidently. The serve and forehand underlining his confidence at game point 2-2. Marton’s timing when coming to the net was terrible. Illustration. Game point Rublev 3-3, Fucsovics played a beautiful back hand slice tight at Rublev’s body. What do you do next? You stand your ground and wait for the clearer opportunity. His rush to the net cost him what otherwise would have been his point for sure. Okay, do not get me wrong I love drop shots nut I think it is mighty brave to play them on hard courts. The ball bounces higher allowing the opponent to make up ground and make the return shot. Marton plays the shot on game point serving training 3-4 but is fortunate enough that the volley at the net by Andrey is straight at him. Fucsovics did well to force the tie break when he did some backs-to-the wall shots at 6-5 deuce adv Rublev. The breaker would go to the Russian 7-4. Fucsovics with an unforced error at the end that will make you want to pull your hair.
The shot of the match happened in the very first game of the second set. Just watch that forehand down the line wrong footing Rublev to win the point. Everything about Marton is right here. Rolling his wrists around the ball, foot work on point giving Rublev no chance. Sadly it was to no avail as Marton handed the break to Andrey in disappointing fashion. This time it was down to poor shot selection. Instead of playing the lob seeing that Rublev was well advanced towards the net, he chose to play a forehand right at the Russian. That proved to be the all important single break of the entire match. The only plus side for Marton is that he only handed the one break out of six opportunities. Marton went down fighting in the second set, forcing Andrey to at least serve out the match. In the end the best player probably won this tournament. Andrey Rublev with his fourth consecutive win in ATP 500 tournaments. Now he needs to take that form to the majors and the 1000s as the clay court season looms.