Index – Sports – Hungarian tennis player didn’t like playing in the biggest stadium in the world at all

Thanks to the protected rating of Attila Balas, he was able to start in the main draw of the North American Open Tennis Championship (US Open), but in the first round match he met with the previous winner Daniil Medvegiev, moreover, in the largest stadium in the world, and he had no chance at all. victory, he suffered a simple defeat in 74 minutes. After the match, the Hungarian tennis player spoke about how he perceives the match from the inside, what it was like to play in Arthur Aesche, and also spoke about what the current third place in the world ranking told him..

The match, which ended with a score of 6:1, 6:1, 6:0, was definitely not a good experience for Attila Balas, who explained after the match that he did not like the game at all.

“I would be lying if I said that I enjoyed the match and it was a great experience for me because I didn’t enjoy a single minute. I was prepared for the game to be extremely difficult, but, unfortunately, I couldn’t do close to as much as I could. Of course, I’m not saying that under normal circumstances I would have a chance against Medvedev, but then maybe I could get him to play one or two tighter sets,” Balazs said.

The Hungarian tennis player also said that it was his explicit goal not to give up the match, even after pulling his inner hamstring muscle in the middle of the first set, but as a result there were several balls that he could not concede. take longer to hit. “Perhaps the only moment I liked was when I saved one of the match points. The audience applauded, which is obviously very important for Arthur Ashe Stadium. This is a moment that I will even tell my grandchildren about,” he added.

In the video interview below, he also talks about how he felt on the pitch at the world’s largest stadium and whether he was nervous when he was called up for a game.

US Open, 1st round (last 64), men:

  • Daniil Medvedev (Russian, 3rd place) – Attila Balazs 6:1, 6:1, 6:0


  • Fabian Marozhan – Richard Gasquet (France) 6:3, 6:1, 6:7 (5-7), 6:7 (1-7), 6:2
  • Marton Fucovics – Sebastian Korda (American, 31st place) 7:6 (7-4), 4:6, 7:6 (7-1), 4:6, 6:4