Hubert Hurkacz to make rankings history following Indian Wells
Following recent results at the Masters 1000 event in California, Hubert Hurkacz has achieved a personal and national rankings milestone.
The world number 12 is looking to complete the ‘reverse Sunshine Double’ by winning the Miami Open and Indian Wells out of order.
And while Hurkacz is certainly doing well with what he can control, he also has others to thank for a breakthrough rankings change come the next update.
After Jannik Sinner went out in the fourth round and Cameron Norrie ousted Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals, Hurkacz is now guaranteed to break the top-10 of the ATP rankings for the first time after the tournament.
Not only will this be a new-career-high for the Pole, it will also make him only the second Polish man to break into the top-10 on the ATP tour. The last man to do so was Wojciech Fibak, all the way back in July 1977.
Hurkacz is also on track to become the first Polish man to qualify for the ATP Finals. The 24-year-old is currently ninth in the ATP ‘Race to Turin’, the points race to qualify for the season-ending event.
However, with Rafael Nadal, who is eighth, out for the rest of the season, Hurkacz is essentially eighth in the race, taking the final qualifying spot.
Hurkacz already has three title in 2021, including a maiden Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open.
He also recorded his best ever Slam result this year, reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon. There, he defeated eight-time champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
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