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Hubert Hurkacz began the fight to defend the title at the ATP 250 Championships in Metz. On Thursday, the Pole tackled Austrian Dominic Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, in two sets.

Łukasz Iwanek

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Press material / ATP / Pictured: Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz (ATP 10) bid farewell at Metz and started the competition from the second round. On Thursday, he faced Polish defender Dominic Thiem (ATP 182). The Austrian champion at the 2020 US Open is trying to recover from his health issues. Hurkacz defeated him 6:3, 6:4.

Hurkacz underwent a small test in the first match. Saved two break points at 15-40. Subsequently, both tennis players kept their passes quite calmly. In the exchanges there were more matches from the depths of the field, but there were also attacks on the net. In the end, Tim’s moment was worse. The site left the site, which was used by Hurkacz. In the eighth inning, the Austrian scored two break points, but broke the forehand in the third. After a while, the Pole finished the first match with a quick combination of deep serve and forehands.

The longer the exchanges, the greater the Hurkacz advantage. Tim lacked decisiveness and made poor decisions in the most important business. Pole had a better comeback, resting at 3:2 in the second set. The defending champion maintained a high level of service and did not give his opponent any chance to make up for the loss. An ace gave him the match ball in the tenth inning. The match ended when Tim threw a forehand.

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In the 75-minute match, Hurkacz sent 12 aces and scored 32 out of 39 points with his first pass. Pole defended two break points and used two out of five break points. And raise the balance of meetings with Tim to 3-0. Previously, Hurkacz was the best in Miami (2019) and the ATP Cup (2020).

Last season Tim played 18 matches (9-9). This year, in the main series, he has a record of 10-12 meetings. He has 17 ATP Tour titles to his credit. He won the biggest tournament at the US Open 2020. The Austrian also reached the finals of Roland Garros 2018, 2019 and the Australian Open 2020.

On Friday, Hurkacz’s opponent will be France’s Arthur Rinderknech.

Moselle Open Championship, Metz (France)
ATP 250, hard court in the hall, total prize money of 534.5 thousand. euro
Thursday, September 22

Second round of singles:

Hubert Hurkacz (Poland, 2) – Dominic Thiem (Austria) 6:3, 6:4

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