The Hungarian flag flies again on the Parc des Eaux-Vives. Thirty-eight years after the success of Balazs Taroczy during the first edition of the Martini Open, a Magyar player has, again, scooped the prize. Marton Fucsovics picked up the first title of his career with a 6-2 6-2 win over Peter Gojowczyk in the final of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open tournament.
Marton Fucsovics, the sixtieth player in the world, took the final by storm against an opponent who unfortunately did not play in the same league as he had against Ivo Karlovic, David Ferrer, Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini. Too inconsistent, the German didn’t bring the comeback that was expected. But his week in Geneva, on a surface that is not his favourite, will undoubtedly remain one of the most outstanding of his career.
Stan Wawrinka’s ruthless “executioner” on Thursday night, Marton Fucosvics didn’t steal anything. The Hungarian made a very strong champion with this flat game that delighted purists. Junior Wimbledon Champion in 2010, Marton Fucsovics may have been provoking with this title at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open tournament the momentum he had hoped for many years. The 250 ATP points that reward his success will allow him to move from 60th place in the ATP ranking to approximately 45th. A rank that ensures that he now competes in all Masters 1000 tournaments. To finally play in the big leagues of sorts.
The doubles final went to Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. Seeded No. 1 in the draw, the Austrian and Croatian won 3-6 7-6(3) 11-9 against Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram (No. 2). Marach-Pavic have won a fifth title in Geneva since their partnership began in March 2017 in Miami. The most impressive was of course the Australian Open crown last January