Hubert Hurkacz has a mixed form this season. Although the Pole won the tournament in Marseille, he is helpless in clashes with the best. After an interesting but lost clash with Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, there was a similar one in Toronto with Carlos Alcaraz. Early qualifiers are reflected in the ATP rankings. This one is not favorable for the 26-year-old.
Hubert Hurkacz has been intertwining poor disposition with bad luck in recent months. He often struggles with theoretically harmless rivals. When he finds a good form and goes like a storm through the first phases of the competition, he unfortunately hits someone from the top. This was the case, for example, during Wimbledon, where he had to face Novak Djokovic in the fourth round, or recently in Toronto, where the leader of the ranking, Carlos Alcaraz, robbed him of his dreams of the quarterfinals.
Hubert Hurkacz drops in the ATP rankings
Regardless of the style that the Pole presents, the ranking is relentless. It rewards victories, not interesting play. Therefore, Hubert Hurkacz must reckon with the fact that he has not made much progress in the ATP ranking for several months. In the latest listing (as of August 14, 2023), the tennis player from Wrocław has to come to terms with the fact that he has fallen by another three positions.
Until recently, “Hubi” was the 17th player in the world. After updating the list, it currently ranks 20th. He hasn’t been this low in two years. What’s more, he was close to falling out of the TOP 20, but Alejandro Davidovich Fokina did not manage to advance to the finals of the competition in Toronto. Jan Zieliński, who was unable to defend the points won last year by advancing to the semi-finals of the tournament in Canada, also recorded a significant drop.
ATP Ranking (August 14, 2023)
At the top, the biggest progress was recorded by the winner of the singles tournament in Toronto, Jannik Sinner. The Italian moved up from eighth to sixth place. The top three remain unchanged. Carlos Alcaraz leads ahead of Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev.
|Place||First name and last name||Country of origin||number of points|
|9.||Taylor Fritz||United States||3605|
|10.||Frances Tiafoe||United States||3050|