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    Hubert Hurkacz Shines in Opening Round of ATP Paris

    Hubert Hurkacz faced a formidable opponent in Sebastian Korda in a captivating start to his ATP campaign in Paris. The first-round showdown witnessed an intense battle that spanned three sets, ultimately culminating in Hurkacz’s victory at 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. 

    The Polish player wasted no time asserting his dominance. He confidently held his serve and made a crucial breakthrough by claiming Korda’s. Even when Korda applied added pressure during Hurkacz’s service games, the Pole responded with remarkable composure, sometimes enjoying a stroke of luck, thanks to the net. Securing a single gem on Korda’s serve was sufficient, as Hurkacz refused to yield any of his own service games. He maintained his composure throughout the set, ultimately capturing it with a convincing 6-3 score.

    The second set saw Korda upping the ante with his serves, making it a challenging task for Hurkacz to make inroads. Despite this, Hurkacz continued to assert his dominance during his own service games. Hurkacz He secured a stunning lead, propelling himself toward a break advantage. However, his momentum hit a roadblock when he unexpectedly lost his serve at 5-4. The set culminated in a gripping tie-break, during which Hurkacz mounted an extraordinary comeback from a 0-5 deficit. Unfortunately, despite holding a match point, his tenacious opponent managed to fend him off and clinched the set at 8-6.

    During the latter stages of the second set, the Polish tennis player found himself battling Korda. Fortunately, his serves remained a stronghold, though breaking his opponent’s serve proved to be an arduous task.

    The game unfolded gem by gem, until a pivotal moment arrived. At 4-3, Hurkacz managed to break Korda’s serve and subsequently served for the match. This time, he made no mistake, securing the set 6-3 and clinching the entire match in three sets.

    Looking ahead to the 2nd round of the Paris tournament, Hubert Hurkacz is set to face the formidable Roberto Bautista-Agut.

    Hubert Hurkacz – Sebastian Korda 2-1 (6-3, 7-6, 6-3)

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