What a start to the finale! Marcos kicked off the final tournament of his career with an efficient victory over Brayden Schnur on Tuesday at Wimbledon.
Marcos needed just one hour and 56 minutes to triumph on Court 8, defeating Schnur 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. He ousted the Canadian behind 31 winners and seven aces, converting five break chances.
Wimbledon was the first professional tournament that Marcos visited as a child, and it is only fitting that his career comes full circle here. With his typical flair and energy, he put on a show in front of the London faithful at the All England Club.
"It's been an emotional day," Marcos said. "Same with last night. I'm pretty happy I went through because I can control my nerves in the next one. My goal is to fight for every match and get as many wins as I can. It's a nice goodbye to the sport I love with all my heart.
"It was weird today. It's not something you have every day. It's good emotions. I'm proud of what I've achieved and getting all the messages from fans and family, you start to realize what you've achieved."
Marcos saved a total of six of seven break points against Schnur. He converted a break of his own to open the match and never looked back. Leading two sets to none, Marcos surged to a 5-4 lead and captured his first match point.
Making his 14th appearance at Wimbledon, he now owns a 22-13 record. Next up is 17th seed Matteo Berrettini, who also advanced on Tuesday. It will be their first meeting.