A painful defeat for Hubert Hurkacz. The veteran scored him

A painful defeat for Hubert Hurkacz.  The veteran scored him

Hubert Hurkacz was eliminated in the second round of the ATP tournament in Indian Wells. The Pole lost badly to the Frenchman Gael Monfils, who won the first set to zero.

Hubert Hurkacz entered the tournament as one of the highest-seeded tennis players. This was manifested, among other things, by the fact that in the first round he received a free ticket and could wait for his opponent to be selected. Gael Monfils, an experienced tennis veteran, first defeated Max Purcell, and then also the Pole (6:0, 6:7, 6:2).

Hubert Hurkacz with a hard lesson from a veteran

As the Frenchman opened the match, it was no surprise that he was the first to lead the match. Things started to get surprising later, when the 37-year-old broke the Pole to zero. Hubert Hurkacz lost the next game when Monfils passed, so the scoreboard quickly showed the score was 3-0 in favor of the older player. Even though “Hubi” tried hard and tried to gain advantage, he made mistakes. His opponent was also not perfect, but his effectiveness was enough to win the game. He took advantage of the Pole's terrible moves to win 6-0, which caused a great sensation.

The second batch was completely different from the first. Hurkacz woke up from a great nightmare. He broke the Frenchman at the beginning of the set, and then after a great game he was leading 2-0. Even Monfils was slowly making up for the losses, it seemed that the Pole was one step ahead of him. The comfort lasted until the score was 4:2, after which the opponent made up for the loss and made the score 4:4. Both tennis players played game by game until the end of the set, which had to end in a tie-break. After a tense fight, the Pole won 7:5.

The third set initially had a lot of the first set in it. Monfils gained the advantage at the beginning by breaking. He showed off great actions that built his self-confidence. In turn, Hubert Hurkacz was wrong many times, which caused the fans to see an unusual (for a Pole) picture. After one of the throw-outs, the frustrated 27-year-old threw his racket on the ground. It didn't help, because the Frenchman was already leading 4-0. Then “Hubi” won the first game. Monfils remained himself. He knew he had a big advantage, so even after losing one or two games, he had no reason to worry. Although the Pole got out of trouble in the seventh game, in the eighth game Monfils dotted the i's. Triumphing 6-2, he advanced to the third round of the tournament and caused a huge surprise in the tennis world.

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