Hurkacz at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||11 February 1997|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||5–15 (25%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 79 (29 October 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 79 (29 October 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2018)|
|French Open||2R (2018)|
|US Open||2R (2018)|
|Highest ranking||No. 266 (26 February 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 490 (10 September 2018)|
|Last updated on: 10 September 2018.|
Hubert Hurkacz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈxubɛrt ˈxurkatʂ]; born 11 February 1997 in Wrocław, Poland) is a Polish tennis player. Hurkacz reached a career high singles ranking of 79 on 10 September 2018.
Hurkacz reached the final at the boys' doubles Australian Open in 2015.
He played in the main draw at the 2018 French Open and defeated Tennys Sandgren in the first round. This marked his first victory at a grand slam and at any ATP main draw event. He lost in the second round to 3rd seed Marin Čilić in four sets.
In August Hubert Hurkacz made his US Open debut. He began in the qualifying and was aiming to reach his third straight Grand Slam main draw as a qualifier. He did so, beating John-Patrick Smith, Egor Gerasimov and Pedro Martinez Portero, all in straight sets, to reach the US Open first round. There he faced Stefano Travaglia, who like many others, fell victim to the extreme heat and retired. In the second round Hurkacz lost to the 2014 US Open champion Marin Čilić. This was the second meeting between Cilic and Hurkacz. The first came in the second round at Roland Garros earlier this year. Hurkacz was then playing in his first Grand Slam and was fresh from claiming his first Tour-level win against Tennys Sandgren before losing to Čilić in the second round.
Playing style and equipment
Hubert Hurkacz is a big-hitter which is no surprise when it is remembered that he stands 6’5”. He is an effective server and can hit powerfully from both his forehand and backhand. But, like many of the Tour’s more powerful players, consistency is an issue.
Challengers and Futures
|Winner||1.||12 September 2015||Ślęza, F5||Clay||Robin Staněk||6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner–up||1.||4 October 2015||Oliveira de Azeméis, F12||Clay||Pablo Vivero González||6–3, 5–7, 3–6|
|Runner–up||2.||29 May 2016||Jablonec nad Nisou, F3||Clay||Marek Michalicka||6–3, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)|
|Winner||2.||2 April 2017||Lisbon, F4||Hard||João Domingues||7–5, 6–1|
|Runner–up||3.||5 November 2017||Shenzhen, China||Hard||Radu Albot||6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), 4–6|
|Runner–up||3.||11 March 2018||Zhuhai, China||Hard||Alex Bolt||7–5, 6–7(4–7), 2–6|
|Winner||3.||10 June 2018||Poznań, Poland||Clay||Taro Daniel||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||4.||28 October 2018||Brest Challenger, France||Hard||Ričardas Berankis||7-5, 6–1|
Junior Grand Slam finals: 1
|Runner–up||2015||Australian Open||Hard||Alex Molčan|| Jake Delaney
|6–0, 2–6, [8–10]|
- Hubert Hurkacz at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Hubert Hurkacz at the International Tennis Federation
- Hubert Hurkacz at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
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