The end of dreams for Hubert Hurkacz. The tennis player did not break the curse

The end of dreams for Hubert Hurkacz.  The tennis player did not break the curse

Hubert Hurkacz unfortunately says goodbye to the Miami Open. The Wroclaw native lost to Igor Dimitrov for the fifth time in his career. The Pole did not take advantage of the chance to break this curse.

It was already known during the draw of this year's edition of the ATP Miami Open that Hubert Hurkacz was unlucky and faced a difficult task. The eighth-seeded tennis player had very demanding rivals from the very beginning, which was finally confirmed on the court.

Hurkacz's difficult three-set fight at the Miami Open

In the first match, the Polish representative faced Alexander Shevchenko – the winner of the fight against Daniel Elahi Galan. This fight was very fierce and even, but in the end it was won 2:1 (6:4, 6:7, 6:3) for the player from Wrocław. In the second round – against Sebastian Korda, the situation repeated itself, but again Hubert Hurkacz emerged victorious in this duel (7:6, 6:7, 6:3).

In the fourth round, our tennis player's opponent turned out to be Grigor Dimitrov, whom our player had never beaten before. Competing in the Miami Open was their fifth in history. Hubert Hurkacz hoped to break through, which was not that easy.

Hurkacz had a successful start against Dimitrov

This was shown in the first game of the first set. The tennis players played fourteen actions, after which our representative ultimately came out on top. The players went head to head until the score was 3:3, where the Pole had the first break point in the match. “Hubi” did not take advantage of this opportunity, but two games later he succeeded. When the Pole jumped to 5-3, he managed to seal the victory with a great service game without losing a point.

The second part of this match was even more fierce than the previous one. Since the score was 1-1, the players had opportunities to break in almost every subsequent set. Unfortunately, only Dimitrov took advantage of it, taking the lead 4:2. Ultimately, this game ended with a score of 6:3 for the Bulgarian.

Hubert Hurkacz didn't make it

In the third and decisive set, both tennis players had their opportunities to break their rival and tip the scales of victory to their side. However, no one managed to do it, so a tie-break was needed to determine the winner of this match.

In it, Dimitrov performed slightly better (winning 7:3), who eventually reached the quarterfinals, and will fight for the semifinals of the Miami Open against Carlos Alcaraz. This was Hubert Hurkacz's fifth defeat against the 12th ranked team in the world.

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