Andrey Rublev Wimbledon

Marton Fucsovics upsets Andrey Rublev to reach major career landmark

Marton Fucsovics stunned fifth seed Andrey Rublev in five sets at Wimbledon to reach a significant career milestone.

The world No. 48 prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the fourth round of The Championships to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final.

The Hungarian broke Rublev in the opening game of the match, before striking again to take the set as the Russian served at 3-5.

The world No. 7 responded by breaking to go up 2-1 in the second set, before saving four break points to hold for 4-2 en route to taking the set.

The 23-year-old then secured the only break of a tight third set to go up 5-4, before serving it out to take a 2-1 lead in sets.

Fucsovics produced a staggering reaction as he blitzed through the fourth set without losing a game – and for the loss of just eight points – to level the match.

The 29-year-old continued his surge to take a 3-0 fifth set lead, before Rublev ended his run of nine consecutive games and broke back for 3-2.

The Hungarian restored his break advantage by winning the following game, and saved a break point as he served out the match.

Fucsovics will face world No. 1 and five-time champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

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