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    Hurkacz Clinches Grueling Victory in Miami

    Hubert Hurkacz has powered through to the fourth round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Miami, securing a hard-fought win against American contender Sebastian Korda in a gripping match that spanned three sets: 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. With this triumph, the Polish sensation now gears up to take on the formidable Grigor Dimitrov in the upcoming quarterfinal clash.

    From the onset, the encounter showcased Hurkacz’s signature strength in serving, a hallmark of his game. The Pole impeccably defended his serve, a streak unbroken since the tournament’s outset, frustrating Korda’s attempts to gain an advantage. Despite facing a solitary break point, Hurkacz held firm, paving the way for a tense tie-break.

    In the ensuing tie-break, Hurkacz demonstrated his mettle, seizing control with a 7-5 victory after just over 50 minutes of relentless play. His dominance in this crucial juncture set a promising tone for the subsequent set.

    However, the second set saw a potential shift in momentum as Hurkacz missed a breakpoint opportunity in the opening game. Despite his early setback, the resilient Pole continued to battle fiercely. Yet again, the set culminated in a nail-biting tie-break, with Korda edging ahead by a razor-thin margin.

    The pivotal moment arrived in the third set, amidst mounting tension after over two hours of gripping play. With the score delicately poised at 2-1 in favour of Hurkacz, Korda crumbled under the weight of pressure, conceding his serve. Unable to recover from this critical blow, Korda conceded defeat, propelling the higher-seeded Hurkacz into the coveted fourth-round showdown.

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

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