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    Hubert Hurkacz’s US Open Journey Comes to an End with Defeat to Jack Draper

    Hubert Hurkacz encountered a formidable obstacle in the second round of the US Open. His aspirations were quashed by, Jack Draper, in a match that culminated with a scoreline of 2:6, 4:6, 5:7, accentuating Hurkacz’s struggle to find his rhythm on the grand stage of New York’s courts.

    From the outset, it was apparent that Hurkacz was not on top of his game. The first set witnessed him losing the opening game on his own serve, setting a tone of uncertainty and unease. His serves lacked the usual conviction and a series of unforced errors added to the woes. On the other side of the net, Jack Draper was in full control of the proceedings, showcasing remarkable ease and confidence.

    The second set followed a similar pattern, with Draper breaking Hurkacz’s serve early on. The Pole’s game appeared lacklustre and fatigued, while Draper performed like a player who belonged among the world’s top ten. A glimmer of hope emerged as Hurkacz managed to string together three consecutive game wins, displaying his potential for a comeback. However, the deficit was too substantial to bridge entirely.

    The third set brought about a flicker of optimism for Hurkacz as he secured the opening game on his serve. A brief interruption occurred after the third game when the Pole requested medical assistance, shrouding his face with a towel. The possibility of a withdrawal loomed, but Hurkacz made the resilient decision to continue the match. Unfortunately, as the set approached its conclusion, Draper managed another break, capitalizing on the inconsistencies in Hurkacz’s game. 

    “The end of the tournament for Hubert Hurkacz. He lost against Jack Draper 2:6, 4:6, and 5:7 in the R2. It remains to wish Hubi health and see you in Poland during the Davis Cup match,” Tennis News wrote on Twitter. 

    Meanwhile, tennis fans will have their eyes set on Iga Swiatek, who is set to take the court today in a bid to secure a spot in the fourth round. Swiatek will be facing off against Kaja Juvan from Slovenia.

    Hubert Hurkacz – Jack Draper 0-3 (2-6, 4-6, 5-7)

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