Zsombor Piros, "the cup surprise of the day"

The Davis Cup usually gives big surprises. In this case, the protagonist of the “triumph of the day” was Zsombor Piros that gave an account of Marin Cilic in the Hungary-Croatia of Turin.

As 282 in the world ranking, he faced his highest ranked rival. Grand Slam and Davis Cup champion, Cilic is currently 30th in the world and was even 4-1 in the deciding set. Difficult to explain, except that it is Davis Cup. The 22-year-old won 4-6, 7-5 and 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes.

Hours ago he had already “hit the table” against Australian John Millman with a 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3. Therefore, he became Captain Gavor Koves’ main threat, overshadowing “old acquaintances” such as Marton Fucsovics (40th) and Attila Balazs (131st).

He has no matches at the ATP level in the year and a record of just two wins and three losses. dating from the tournaments in Budapest where you enter by invitation as a local. This year he played in the final of the Bratislava Challenger (he fell to Tallon Griekspoor 6-3 and 6-2).

His favorite tournament is the Australian Open, he has Roger Federer as an idol and he is a Real Madrid fan. Little else is known about the Hungarian kid who is already a real rrevelation of these Davis Cup Finals where surprises are the order of the day.