Hubert Hurkacz first to complete unique title run for 30 years
Following a successful week of play for Hubert Hurkacz, the world number number 12 has done something not seen on the ATP tour since 1991.
The Miami Open champion came into the Moselle Open in Metz, France as the number one seed, and played exceptionally well to justify such a standing.
Hurkacz defeated Lucas Pouille, Andy Murray, Peter Gojowczyk and second seed Pablo Carreno Busta all in straight sets to claim the ATP 250 title, a fourth singles trophy of his career.
However, the Pole was also entered in the doubles event alongside compatriot Jan Zielinski. The pair defeated both the third and first seeds in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively en route to the title, landing Hurkacz the double.
The two men did not drop a set across those four matches either. As such Hurkacz is the first man on the ATP tour to win both the singles and doubles at the same event without dropping a set since Guy Forget did it in 1991.
The current Roland Garros tournament director won the singles and doubles of the 1991 Grand Prix Passing Shot in Bordeaux, France, in September of that year without dropping a set.
1st player to win Singles and Doubles titles without dropping a set since @rolandgarros tournament director Guy Forget won 1991 Bordeaux Singles and Doubles (with Boetsch)
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) September 26, 2021
The singles title was a third of 2021 for Hurkacz, while the doubles was a second career title for the Pole, his first coming alongside Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2020 Paris Masters.
Hurkacz is currently enjoying a career-best season in terms of titles as well as tour wins. His previous best win-loss record on the ATP tour was 25-24 in 2019. Following Metz, Hurkacz currently has a win-loss record of 29-16 at tour level.
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