GENEVA, May 26, 2018
Marton Fucsovics wins the Banc Eric Sturdza Geneva Open to become the first Hungarian champion on the ATP World Tour since Balazs Taroczy at 1982 Hilversum. The 26-year-old Budapest resident eased past Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk, who has defeated players with 44 combined ATP titles this week, in Saturday’s singles final 6-2, 6-2.
Fucsovics didn’t face a break point, converting four of his own nine chances to secure victory in one hour and seven minutes.
Probably not how he imagined it … but a moment Marton Fucsovics will never forget!
Bravo Marton 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/JrSs4AcTom
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) 26. Mai 2018
“I really love Switzerland,” Fucsovics exclaimed. “Last year, I played my first ATP quarter-final in Basel and now I won my first title here, so it’s really special for me. We’ve been working a long time for this. The last two years were very hard for me in my life, but hopefully I will have a very long career after this.”
Fucsovics’ all five wins this week came over players who’ve won at least one ATP World title: Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Frances Tiafoe, Stan Wawrinka, Steve Johnson, Peter Gojowczyk. The World No. 60 takes away €89,435 in prize money as well as 250 ATP Ranking points.
Marach/Pavic clinch doubles crown
Oliver Marach of Austria and Croat Mate Pavic won the doubles title. The top seeds rallied past Ivan Dodig of Croatia and US-American Rajeev Ram 3-6, 7-6, 11-9. The encounter lasted one hour and 47 minutes. It was the fourth team title for the duo.
“I am very happy to win this tournament here. I won last year in Gstaad, so I guess I like Switzerland a lot,” said Marach.
“We were just fighting through the match, they played a good match. They are tough opponents and they were serving pretty good,” Pavic added.