Hubert Hurkacz successfully hunts down another ATP title
Hubert Hurkacz secured the ATP 250 Moselle Open title in Metz after overcoming Spanish second seed Pablo Carreno Busta.
A career-best 2021 continues for the Pole as he secures a third title of the season by clinching victory against Carreno Busta 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
Hurkacz won the tournament without dropping a set, defeating Lucas Pouille, Andy Murray, Peter Gojowczyk and Carreno Busta, for whom he praised following the match.
“Playing against him in the final here is something special,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview. “So, I needed to raise my level, to play my best to be able to compete with him. And I came out on top so I’m super happy about it.”
Hurkacz has now claimed four ATP titles over his career: 2019 Winston-Salem, 2021 Delray Beach, 2021 Miami Open, and 2021 Moselle Open. In fact, the world number 13 has won in every ATP final in which he has participated.
“That’s good because you always wanna win the finals, to win the titles. So, I’m super happy that I was able to win this one as well.
“The atmosphere here is very special with all of you guys…It’s super nice.”
On top of the three titles this season, Hurkacz registered by far his best ever Slam result by reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon, losing to Matteo Berrettini in four sets.
The 24-year-old will be looking to possibly qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals. With the win in Metz, he jumps to eighth in the ‘Race to Turin’ of ranking points to compete in the event.
With Rafael Nadal in seventh but out for the rest of the season, Hurkacz is effectively on course to qualify seventh for the Finals at this point.
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