Hubert Hurkacz was unable to move on to the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Monte Carlo after a tough match against the higher-ranked Jannik Sinner of Italy. Hurkacz lost the match 6:3, 6:7, 1:6, despite having a match ball.
Hubert Hurkacz’s path to the third round has been a difficult one. After playing three sets and four tie-breaks in matches against Laslo Djer and Jack Draper, the Polish player has finally reached the third round.
Hubert Hurkacz made a crucial break of his rival’s serve early in the match, setting the tone for his brilliant performance. Hurkacz played aggressively, making few errors and putting pressure on his opponent, Jannik Sinner.
The second set proved to be more balanced between Hurkacz and Sinner as the score evened out. Hurkacz managed to break Sinner’s serve at 1:1, yet Sinner returned the favour in the following game. Nerves and emotions became increasingly important in the later stages of the match as the score remained level.
Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz was forced to settle for a tiebreak in his match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner. It was the servers who dominated during this set until Sinner defended Hurkacz’s match ball and secured a mini break to win 8-6.
The third set, however, was crucial in determining the outcome of the match, as Sinner quickly found his rhythm and Hurkacz grew increasingly frustrated. The Italian broke the Pole’s serve in the first game and went on to break him twice more.
Hubert Hurkacz – Jannik Sinner 1-2 (6-3, 6-7, 1-6)