Hubert Hurkacz, the Polish tennis player, marked his entry into the ATP 500 tournament in Basel with an impressive display of control and skill. In an exhilarating match, Hurkacz bested Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, sealing his position in the second round with a final score of 7:6 (2), 6:3. The victory now sets the stage for an intriguing encounter with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the subsequent round.
On Tuesday, Hubert Hurkacz took centre stage in Switzerland, and the start of his match against Lajovic echoed the form he’s displayed throughout the season. The match witnessed an emphasis on Hurkacz’s powerful serve, coupled with a tense tie-breaker that ultimately swung in his favour. The first set of the match concluded with a tie-break score of 7:6 (2) in Hurkacz’s favour, setting the tone for what would be a riveting contest.
As the players transitioned to the second set, it initially appeared that Dusan Lajovic would present a more formidable challenge. The Serbian player held his serves with confidence and even had moments where he seemed poised to break Hubert Hurkacz. However, in a pivotal juncture of the match, Hurkacz displayed his resilience, capitalizing on two exceptional returns to secure a break in Lajovic’s service game. This crucial shift in momentum proved to be the turning point as Hurkacz ultimately clinched the second set with a score of 6:3.
🇵🇱 Hubert Hurkacz pokonał Dusana Lajovicia 7:6(2), 6:3 i awansował do drugiej rundy ATP 500 w Bazylei, gdzie zagra z Janem-Lennardem Struffem.— Z kortu – informacje tenisowe | Tennis news (@z_kortu) October 24, 2023
🇬🇧 Hubert Hurkacz beats Dusan Lajović 7:6(2), 6:3 and advances to the R2 of ATP 500 in Basel, where he will play against Jan-Lennard… pic.twitter.com/2YauQAWR6f
With this impressive victory, Hubert Hurkacz advances to the second round, and the tennis world eagerly anticipates his face-off with Jan-Lennard Struff. Scheduled for Wednesday, their match is slated as the third encounter on court number 1.
Hubert Hurkacz – Dusan Lajovic 2-1 (7-6, 6-3)