Hubert Hurkacz

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Hubert Hurkacz
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Country (sports) Poland
ResidenceWrocław, Poland
Born (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 21)
Wrocław, Poland
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachFilip Kańczuła
Prize money$404,443
Singles
Career record5–15 (25%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 79 (29 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 79 (29 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2018)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 266 (26 February 2018)
Current rankingNo. 490 (10 September 2018)
Last updated on: 10 September 2018.

Hubert Hurkacz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈxubɛrt ˈxurkatʂ]; born 11 February 1997 in Wrocław, Poland)[1] is a Polish tennis player. Hurkacz reached a career high singles ranking of 79 on 10 September 2018.[2]

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.[3] He lost in the second round to 3rd seed Marin Čilić in four sets.[4]

At the 2018 Wimbledon Championships Hurkacz was drawn to play Bernard Tomic in round one.[5]

Career[edit]

2018[edit]

Hubert Hurkacz playing at the 2018 Washington Open

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[6].

Playing style and equipment[edit]

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[7].

Challengers and Futures[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend
Challengers (2–2)
Futures (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 September 2015 Ślęza, F5 Clay Czech Republic Robin Staněk 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner–up 1. 4 October 2015 Oliveira de Azeméis, F12 Clay Spain Pablo Vivero González 6–3, 5–7, 3–6
Runner–up 2. 29 May 2016 Jablonec nad Nisou, F3 Clay Czech Republic Marek Michalicka 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 2. 2 April 2017 Lisbon, F4 Hard Portugal João Domingues 7–5, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 5 November 2017 Shenzhen, China Hard Moldova Radu Albot 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), 4–6
Runner–up 3. 11 March 2018 Zhuhai, China Hard Australia Alex Bolt 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 3. 10 June 2018 Poznań, Poland Clay Japan Taro Daniel 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 28 October 2018 Brest Challenger, France Hard Lithuania Ričardas Berankis 7-5, 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finals: 1[edit]

Doubles: 0-1[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner–up 2015 Australian Open Hard Slovakia Alex Molčan Australia Jake Delaney
Australia Marc Polmans
6–0, 2–6, [8–10]

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