Hubert Hurkacz

Born Feb 11, 1997
Nationality Poland Poland
Nickname Hubi

Hubert Hurkacz is a tennis player from Poland. Having the World No. 16 and the World No. 70, he is now the Polish No. 1. He holds a career-high single rating and is the first Polish player in the 2021 Miami Open to win an ATP Masters 1000 individual title. Hurkacz also reached the doubles finals of the Australian Open boys in 2015. He won against Jaume Munar and lost in 2018 to Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. In 2019, Benoît Paire was defeated in the finals, winning his first ATP title in Winston-Salem. The 3rd round he achieved in Wimbledon in 2019 was the highest result in the Grand Slam.

Since his mother introduced him to the sport, Hurkacz started to play tennis at five. His first teachers were his mother and father. Hurkacz participated in courses and began to play more regularly. By 2014, Hurkacz was among young tennis players, including Kamil Majchrzak and Jan Zielinski, the category that was among the most talented.

Hurkacz is playing an all-court game with a focus on defensive baseline play. He is an outstanding, flexible player who can strike, speed up and protect since he stands 6’5. Hurkacz is a great hitter and great server where both his forehand and his backhand will hit effectively. But quality is a concern, as many of the stronger players in the Tour. From the back of the court, Hurkacz plays firmly. While keeping the ball in the court, he plays a low, flat, and dangerous ball.

Hurkacz was in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. Dušan Lajović and Leonardo Mayer were defeated in Wimbledon to play Novak Djokovic for the third round of the World. Hurkacz beat Taylor Fritz and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Rogers Cup in 2019 before losing Gaël Monfils in a three-run series. The 2021 Miami Open was attended by Hurkacz and won the overall Masters 1000 title and third ATP Title against Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Jannik Sinner. With his title raised in Miami, he first entered the Top 20, and at the beginning of April, he hit a career-high level No. 16.

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