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    Hubert Hurkacz Advances to Quarterfinals of ATP Tournament in Dubai

    Hubert Hurkacz, the Polish tennis sensation, has secured his spot in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. He defeated Australian player Christopher O’Connell with a score of 7:6 (7-5), 6:4 in a gripping match lasting one hour and 33 minutes.

    Hurkacz encountered challenges in breaking O’Connell’s serve but remained composed in maintaining his own. The first set saw neither player earning a break point, leading to a tie-break, where Hurkacz’s expertise shone through as he clinched it 7-5 with two crucial points on O’Connell’s serve.

    The intensity persisted in the second set, with Hurkacz finally seizing his first opportunity to break in the seventh game, securing a 4-3 lead. Maintaining his momentum, he closed out the match confidently, winning 6-4 and advancing to the quarterfinals.

    This marks the second meeting between Hurkacz and O’Connell, with the Polish player claiming victory on both occasions.

    Hurkacz will now face French player Ugo Humbert, seeded fifth, in the semifinals on Thursday, aiming to secure a spot in the final.

    Hubert Hurkacz – Christopher O’Connell 2:0 (7:6, 6:4)

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