Welcome to 2018! If Marcos' performance at the exhibition events in Adelaide and Kooyong are any indication of his current form, he's in great shape for the Australian Open.
Marcos will take great confidence from a pair of victories at the World Tennis Challenge and Kooyong Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday. He defeated rising American teen Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-3 in just 52 minutes in Adelaide. That was followed by a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 triumph over World No. 11 and US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in Kooyong.
"I love the crowd's energy," said Marcos after his win in Adelaide. "I'm feeling good, playing great tennis and had a good offseason. I'm happy the way I'm playing."
Starting the year just outside the Top 100 - at No. 101 - staying healthy is the top priority for Marcos as the calendar flips to 2018. Injuries hampered his progress last year, but now a fully fit Marcos is taking aim at a strong campaign.
The 2018 Australian Open begins on Monday, with Marcos returning to his favourite Grand Slam. The runner-up in 2006, he owns a 25-13 record and will be making his 14th appearance at Melbourne Park.
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