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    Disappointment in Miami: Hurkacz Falls to Dimitrov in ATP 1000 Fourth Round

    Hubert Hurkacz’s Miami journey ended in disappointment as he exited the ATP 1000 tournament in the fourth round after a thrilling match against Grigor Dimitrov. Despite putting up a tough fight, Hurkacz succumbed to Dimitrov with a scoreline of 6:3, 3:6, 6:7 (3-7), marking his fifth defeat against the Bulgarian player.

    Hurkacz, who had secured victories against Alexander Szewczenko and Sebastian Korda, faced Dimitrov as his perennial rival. Despite their previous encounters resulting in defeats for Hurkacz, he entered the match determined to break the streak. Both players showcased powerful serves and intense gameplay from the outset, with errors kept to a minimum.

    The turning point in the match came in the first set when Dimitrov’s consecutive unforced errors handed Hurkacz a crucial break. However, Hurkacz faltered in the subsequent set, failing to capitalize on opportunities, which bolstered Dimitrov’s confidence and led to his eventual victory in the set.

    As the match progressed to the third set, tensions rose, culminating in a tie-break where both players displayed nerves. Despite Hurkacz’s efforts to regain momentum, a crucial mistake, inadvertently touching the net with his foot, dashed his hopes of a comeback.

    Hubert Hurkacz – Grigor Dimitrov 1-2 (6:3, 3:6, 6:7)

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