Hubert Hurkacz battled his way to victory against Tallon Griekspoor, clinching a spot in the semifinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Basel. The Polish tennis player triumphed in a hard-fought match, overcoming the Dutch opponent with a final score of 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4.
From the very outset, it was evident that Friday’s showdown would hinge on crucial breakthrough moments. The first set saw Hurkacz presented with an opportunity to break his opponent in the 10th game. However, he was unable to convert his set point, setting the stage for a tie-break. In a tense tie-break, the Pole found himself in a commanding position, leading 6-4. Nevertheless, he eventually succumbed to Griekspoor, losing the set 6-8.
The turning point of the match materialized swiftly in the second set. After an intense rally, Hurkacz managed to break his resilient adversary, seizing the initiative and shifting the momentum in his favour. As the game unfolded, both players continued to effectively utilize their serves, with Hurkacz’s serve notably standing out as the more formidable weapon.
Hurkacz succeeded in levelling the match, setting the stage for an exciting final set. In this decisive set, the Polish player continued to impress with his effective serving, but Griekspoor exhibited a superior ability to return Hurkacz’s shots. The fourth game of the set intensified, as the Dutchman came tantalizingly close to breaking Hurkacz. However, the Polish player managed to steer his game back on course at the most opportune moment. He broke his Dutch opponent and confidently sealed the match with an ace.
With this hard-fought victory, Hubert Hurkacz advances to the semifinals, setting the stage for an enthralling clash with Ugo Humbert.
🇵🇱 HUBERT HURKACZ W PÓŁFINALE! Polak pokonał po trudnym meczu Tallona Griekspoora 6:7(6), 6:4, 6:4. O finał ATP 500 w Bazylei zagra z Ugo Humbertem lub Dominikiem Strickerem w sobotę nie przed godz. 15:00 czasu polskiego.— Z kortu – informacje tenisowe | Tennis news (@z_kortu) October 27, 2023
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Hubert Hurkacz – Tallon Griekspoor 2-1 (6-7, 6-4, 6-4)