In Sunday’s ATP Finals in Metz, France, Hubert Hurkacz confidently beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta (ATP 16) 7:6, 6:3. For the Polish tennis player, this was the fourth tournament he won in his career and the third in the 2021 season. Earlier, Hurkacz won in Florida at the beginning of the season – in Delray Beach and Miami.
Hurkacz is better than Nadal. Only four won
Three victories in tournaments Hubert Hurkacz In the 2021 season it is the fifth best calendar In the male world Tennis. Only four tennis players have won more tournaments this year. As long as the names Novaka DjokovicAnd Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, who are certainly the best players of this season, will not surprise anyone in this regard, so the name of the Norwegian Casper Ruud is.
Especially since he had fewer tournaments to win in the big tournaments Rafael NadalWho has already finished his season in which he scored two wins in two championships.
Hurkacz approaches the ATP finals
24-year-old Hubert Hurkacz will rise to 12th in the ATP rankings on Monday, ahead of Canada’s Denis Shapovalov. In addition, the tennis player from Wroclaw is close to securing his participation in the ATP Finals, which ends the season, which will take place from November 14 to 21 in Turin.
In the ATP Race classification, the Pole climbed to eighth, pushing Norway’s Casper Ruud to ninth. The seventh is still within reach of Hurkacz Rafael NadalWhich has 240 points more. But even if we can’t beat the great Spaniard, he still has no plans to play in Turin. Accordingly, until the ninth in the ranking ATP The race should give a pass to the championship for the season’s top eight, and over the tenth, Felix Auger-Aliassim Hurkacz has a 430-point advantage.
The ATP Tour starts Monday in San Diego, where Hurkacz ranks fifth and will face the playoffs in the first round. But at the moment, it is not known whether the Polish tennis player will be able to quickly move to another continent to start the competition.
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