We don’t deal with such cases often, but Hubert Hurkacz takes up the challenge. The best Polish tennis player will play in all three tournaments during the Olympic Games.
On Thursday, Hubert Hurkacz starts the fight to defend his title in the ATP 250 tournament in Marseille. His first rival will be the representative of Kazakhstan, Alexander Shevchenko. In the longer term, the best Polish tennis player is also thinking about the Olympic Games in Paris. It turns out that he will take part in three tournaments there!
Doubles with Zieliński confirmed
Of course, the priority for “Hubi” is the singles game. It has also been known for some time that he will compete in mixed doubles together with Iga Świątek. But that’s not the end. Jan Zieliński confirmed in an interview with the Polish Tennis Association media that he had an assurance from Hurkacz that they would play together in doubles.
This means that the Wroclaw native has decided to take part in all possible tournaments at the Olympic Games. Since the competition in this event lasts eight days, Hurkacz, if he performs well, will have two matches in one day.
The chances for a medal are considerable
Hurkacz has repeatedly proven that he is perfectly prepared physically and certainly knows what he is doing, participating in all the tournaments at the Olympic Games. Tennis players will compete in Paris on clay, and this surface is not entirely suitable for the 26-year-old.
However, in the past, “Hubi” has proven that he can cope in many conditions and it seems that a medal in the mixed doubles game with Iga Świątek is really realistic. The WTA ranking leader loves playing on Parisian courts, and her cooperation with her older colleague has been decent so far.
In the past, Hurkacz also recorded very good results in doubles, and here his partner will be a specialist in this game, Jan Zieliński. Therefore, there is nothing left to do but prepare for this year’s Olympic Games, even though they are still a few months away. The tennis tournament will be held from July 27 to August 4.