Hubert Hurkacz started the tournament in Montreal with a victory over Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (44th ATP). He competed with the Spaniard Albert Ramos on Thursday for promotion to the quarter-finals. After a fierce battle, the Pole advanced to the quarter-finals, where Nick Kyrgios is waiting for him. The match was full of twists and turns.
Hubert Hurkacz with a promotion to the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Montreal.
The match of the 1/8 final with Albert Ramos started better for the Spaniard. The Pole made two service mistakes at the beginning of the match, and later had a problem with scoring points. Hurkacz, after a good third game, began to spin and with 5: 4 for the opponent he was able to equalize. Moments later, the match was interrupted for over an hour. Reason? Rain. After returning to the court, the Pole did not manage to win with Ramos in the tie-break and lost the first set.
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In the second game, Hurkacz looked much more confident and won 6: 2 without any problems. He seemed to be back in the game for good. The third set brought a lot of emotions again and was a real rollercoaster. The Spaniard started better, but a moment later the Wrocław player equalized and both players played on an equal level. At 5: 4, the hearts of Polish fans could shake a bit more – Hurkacz made a service mistake and was a spike from losing. Ultimately, however, he defended himself and led to a tie-break in which he proved to be better than Ramos.
Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of the tournament in Montreal. A serious test is ahead of the Pole
Thanks to the victory over the Spaniard, the 25-year-old advanced to the quarter-finals. His opponent will be this year’s Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios. The Australian defeated 6-2, 6-3 in the third round of Alex de Minaur, and previously eliminated the leader of the ranking, Daniel Medvedev. In July, he reached the Wimbledon final, where he eventually lost to Novak Djokovic. In recent weeks, Kyrgios is in good shape and it seems that Hurkacz has a difficult task.
Despite the significant difference in the ATP ranking in favor of the Pole, Kyrgios is the favorite among Polish bookmakers. The course to Kyrgios is around 1.36, and to Hurkacz around 3.30. The Wimbledon finalist is also a favorite according to foreign bookmakers. The courses for Kyrgios are around 1.38 and for Hurkacz around 3.26.