In the quarterfinals of the tournament in Antwerp, Marton Fucovic from Hungary will play against Lloyd Harris from South Africa.
Yesterday, the 29-year-old Hungarian won a strong-willed and sensational victory over Roberto Bautista-Agut from Spain in the 1/8 finals. Fuchovich lost the first set on a tie-break – 6:7 (5:7). After that, Marton was able to "reset" his game and already show dominant tennis. Fuchovich won the second set with a score of 6:3, and the decisive game has already passed completely without a fight and ended with a score of 6:1 in games in favor of the Hungarian.
The 24-year-old tennis player from South Africa played a confident match against Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany in the 1/8 finals yesterday and justified the status of the favorite. Harris spent a little more than an hour on the court and eventually won the match in two games – 6:2; 6:3.
Marton Fuchovich and Lloyd Harris played together twice. In 2019, the victory was for the representative of South Africa with a score of 2:1 in sets. But the last match was in mid-March. This meeting has already ended with a strong-willed victory on Hard at the 1/8 finals stage at the Doha tournament. Marton lost the first set with a score of 4:6, but then he was able to win the second game on a tie-break – 7:6 (7:5). In the decisive set, there was no special struggle and in the end Fuchovich won the game with a score of 6:2 in games.
Both tennis players are in good shape now, but at the same time Lloyd Harris is a slight favorite. At the same time, we believe that there will be an equal and unpredictable fight in this match, and therefore we can take a chance and put more than 2.5 sets on the total.