Even tennis king Novak Djokovic was amazed by some of his pieces. Now Tomáš Macháč is once again conquering the American Houston. He made it through the qualifiers, knocking out veteran champion Jack Sock, and is once again climbing the ranks.
If points were awarded for artistic impression in tennis, the twenty-two-year-old Czech tennis player would probably have a solid position in the first hundred of the rankings long ago.
At the Australian Open, he really tormented Casper Ruud, in Dubai he lost to the current world number one Novak Djokovic only in the tiebreak of the third set. To this he added several almost exhibition exchanges, with which he entertained the fans in the stands.
Everything came together in Houston, and after the successful qualification, Macháč claimed his first win of the year at an ATP event, and therefore also the certainty that he will move a little higher from the 138th place in the ranking.
“Watch this guy,” wrote the Tennis TV channel on Twitter after Macháč eliminated former world number eight Jack Sock from the home event.
Even the 30-year-old American had to shake his head after some exchanges, what else Macháč will finish and return to the court. The Czech tennis player gave him a relatively smooth defeat in two sets and ended his time in Houston once and for all.
“I’m definitely here for the last time, I wanted to thank you all for everything,” Sock unexpectedly took the microphone and indicated the approaching end of his career.
“Tomáš is definitely not playing like the 130th player in the world. He played great tennis against me and deserves a huge round of applause for that. He gave me all kinds of problems,” Djokovic said about the Czech player back in February.
Now Macháč has a chance to gain points in the ranking. His next opponent is another American Marcos Giron, the 69th tennis player in the ranking, who has not been able to win two matches in a row since February.
The spice of this battle is that he can knock out the American for the third straight match. Even before Sock, he managed Brandon Holt in the final of the qualification.
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