The fans' favorite is Hubert Hurkacz's rival. An interesting spectacle is coming

The fans' favorite is Hubert Hurkacz's rival.  An interesting spectacle is coming

Hubert Hurkacz met his first rival during the ATP tournament in Indian Wells. The Pole will play with the experienced Gael Monfils. The two men haven't played against each other for years.

Hubert Hurkacz quickly said goodbye to the Tie Break Tens show tournament. Although he and Iga Świątek were considered among the favorites, the Polish pair said goodbye to the competition after the first match. However, it was a friendly match. The real fight in Indian Wells is about to begin.

Gael Monfils is Hubert Hurkacz's first rival in Indian Wells

The Polish representative, as a high-ranked player, received a free ticket in the first round of the men's tournament. He could easily watch the competition between Gael Monfils and Max Purcell. The meeting between the French and the Australian was one-sided. Although the two men were separated by only seventeen places in the ranking, Monfils, a veteran of world courts, needed only 70 minutes to deal with the 25-year-old from Sydney. He won 6:1, 6:2, so he can prepare for a clash with the eighth tennis player in the world.

Monfils, once the sixth player in the ATP ranking, is a two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist. He is known for unusual moves that arouse applause from the fans. You can easily call him a tennis showman. The Frenchman has faced Hubert Hurkacz twice so far. Both clashes took place in 2019. The Frenchman won the tournament in Montreal. In turn, in Shanghai, the Pole won.

The 37-year-old born in Paris reached the second round of the Australian Open this year. Although today there is more talk about his wife (Elina Svitolina) in terms of sports, she is still a dangerous opponent.

We know the approximate date of Hubert Hurkacz's match

The second round match of the ATP tournament in Indian Wells between Hubert Hurkacz and Gael Monfils is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 9, no earlier than 7:00 p.m. Polish time.

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