Hubert Hurkacz triumphed over David Goffin in a thrilling five-set battle during the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros. Despite a shaky start, the Polish player displayed resilience and secured a spot in the second round.
In a closely contested match, Hurkacz initially faced a break on his serve but swiftly recovered, dominating the first set with three consecutive wins. From there, he maintained a solid performance while Goffin struggled with interruptions and errors, resulting in a decisive victory for Hurkacz.
Shifting Tides: Goffin’s Comeback in the Second Set
The second set took a different turn, initially favouring the Polish player with a quick break and Goffin’s frustrations. However, the tide shifted as Hurkacz began making mistakes, allowing Goffin to stage a comeback and claim a 7-5 win.
Reverse Roles: Hurkacz’s Triumph in the Third Set
The third set mirrored the second but in reverse, with Goffin starting strongly but eventually crumbling under pressure. Hurkacz capitalized on his opponent’s faltering performance and secured a 6-4 victory in the set.
Fluctuations in Form: Hurkacz’s Struggle in the Fourth Set
The fourth set witnessed both players experiencing fluctuations in form. Goffin established an early lead of 3-0, and despite Hurkacz’s efforts, he couldn’t defend the score, resulting in a 6-2 loss.
Hurkacz’s Breakthrough and Victorious Finish
The match’s fate hung on the fifth set, with both players exhibiting a competitive spirit. Hurkacz seized a crucial break at 2-2, displaying exceptional plays and exerting pressure on Goffin. Both players held their serves confidently, leading to a 5-4 scoreline. Serving for the match, Hurkacz displayed composure and clinched victory, ultimately defeating Goffin 3-2.
With this triumph, Hurkacz advances to the second round where he will face Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.
Hubert Hurkacz – David Goffin 3:2 (6:3, 5:7, 6:4, 2:6, 6:4)