Hurbert Hurkacz storms into another ATP final in Metz
Top seed Hubert Hurkacz cruised into his third ATP final of 2021 with a straight-sets win against Peter Gojowczyk in Metz.
The Pole defeated three-time Major champion Andy Murray in Thursday’s quarter-finals. Hurkacz served excellently throughout his semi-final victory, winning 79% (33/42) first serve points which helped him towards securing a 6-4, 7-6 win.
“Peter played a really great match,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview. “He was super tough to play against, so I am proud of myself that I managed my emotions and played a good tie-breaker. I was trying to keep holding serve to stay in the second set and ended up taking the set in the tie-breaker.”
Hurkacz kicked off his 2021 season with a title in Delray Beach, before backing it up with his maiden Masters victory in Miami. A brilliant Wimbledon semi-final run, which included an epic winning performance against Roger Federer saw him climb further up the rankings. The Pole has a 100% record in finals in 2021, and will hope to maintain that perfect record on Sunday.
The 24-year-old is currently ninth in FedEx ATP Race To Turin and is aiming to finish the season well to qualify for ATP Finals, which will be held from 14th-21st November.
“I think I played a couple of really good points in important moments, so that was good from my side,” 2021 Wimbledon semi-finalist Hurkacz added in his on-court interview. “The atmosphere was amazing today. Thanks to the [music] group. They were really amazing and made it great and the fans enjoyed it.”
Hurkacz will face either 2009 champion Gael Monfils or second seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta in Sunday’s final.
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