yesterday 14:24 | Already at the beginning of the clay season, he met the goal of penetrating the elite world fifty. Slovak tennis player Alex Molčan confirmed to the finals of the ATP tournament in Marrakesh that clay is its strongest surface. In Morocco, he won the scalp of Canada’s world number nine Felix Auger-Aliassime and was close to winning his first ATP Tour title. In the final duel against the Belgian David Goffin, however, he did not use the lead 6: 3, 2: 0, the second and third set lost 3: 6. “It was a great week. I didn’t expect to advance to the finals. When I looked at the draw, I thought it would be hard. For the first time I beat a Top 10 player, it’s a big deal for me. I did it myself. Too bad the finals, I was set and break up and led 40:15 in the service The final match ran out of my fingers The chances were big It was diametrically different than last year in the finals in Belgrade with Novak Djokovic who is the best player in the world. ” Molčan reached a significant milestone on Monday. “It’s great to be in the Top 50 for the first time, but we’re only in the first third of the year. I’ll defend points, it can jump up and down. But no one will take away from me that I was the 50th player in the world. “It’s motivating, I enjoy it a lot more on the court. If I stayed in the Top 50 by the end of the year, I would be satisfied,” stressed the best Slovak singlist. A busy schedule awaits him in the coming weeks. “I’m going to the tournament in Belgrade on Saturday, then I’m going to Munich. Then I’ll be qualified for the Masters 1000 in Madrid. coaches. ” Molčan’s collaboration with tennis coach Karol Beck is bearing fruit, and both of them have settled down humanly. “We understand each other so far and I believe that everything will continue to work. In every match at the tournament in Marrakesh, I tried to encourage Alex positively. “We’ve got some things for Alex, it’s a valuable experience for the next career. It’s great that it’s set on fire like this,” Beck said. Molčan’s successful campaign in Morocco also pleased Miloslav Mečíř – the new president of the Slovak Tennis Association. “It is very gratifying news that Alex is in the world’s best fifty. I have known him for many years, he came from Prešov, he was also in Slovan for a while and then in the NTC. that Alex will make it to the third in the final and that the performances from Marrakesh will kick him even more. “
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