It took Marinko Matosevic 13 Grand Slams but today he finally got that elusive victory after beating Dustin Brown 76, 64, 67, 75 in the first round of the French Open.
After waiting so long to win, here’s how the 28-year-old Australian celebrated:
“I thought about it, but I was pretty spontaneous, really,” he said of the celebration. “Maybe a little bit over the top, but just, yeah, huge relief.”
In the fourth set, Matosevic nearly blew it going down 5-1. But somehow came back winning the last six games of the match.
“I thought I could still do it,” Matosevic said. “I’m like, If he can get 5-1 up I can do it as well. I won six games in a row, so there you go.”
Matosevic was the only bright spot on a tough day for Australian men. Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden and Lleyton Hewitt all lost.
Matosevic will now play Andy Murray on Thursday.
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