Hubert Hurkacz will play the first game on the ATP Masters 1000 ladder on clay courts in Rome on Tuesday. The Polish tennis player plays against David Goffin, who has recently become fond of the meal again.
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The quarterfinals of the competition in Monte Carlo, the quarterfinals of the tournament in Madrid – Hubert Hurkacz can boast such results at this year’s meal events. The Wrocław player plays well. He uses a ladder and defeats lower-ranked opponents who feel good on the ground. In Monaco, Grigor Dimitrov found his way to “Hubi”. In the Spanish capital, the leader of the ATP ranking, Novak Djoković, was better.
Hurkacz’s fourth time on Foro Italico
This week, Hurkacz starts in Rome, where the third ATP Masters 1000 event of the season takes place at European meal. For our representative, it will be the fourth appearance at Foro Italico, but the third in the premier league.
It started in the 2019 season, Hurkacz then started unsuccessfully in the qualifying round and Miomir Kecmanović proved to be his conqueror in the first round. Then in 2020 there was a successful performance when the tournament was moved to September. The Pole won two duels, including with Andrei Rublev to beat Diego Schwartzman in the 1/8 final. The previous tournament in Rome was not a success for our tennis player. In the first stage match with Lorenzo Musetti, he scratched at the start of the second set.
The reborn Belgian on his way to a Pole
Now the ATP Hurkacz, which is in 12th place in the ranking, returns to Rome with the desire to improve. The task will not be easy as David Goffin will be on his way on the first lap. The Belgian has been promoted in the world rankings in recent weeks. Thanks to his great performances on flour in Marrakesh and Madrid, he returned to the Top 50 and is currently in 48th place.
In Marrakesh, Goffin won the sixth trophy in the main cycle. In turn, he reached the 1/8th final as a qualifier in the Spanish capital and fought an exciting battle with Rafael Nadal. The 31-year-old Belgian was only one point behind the victory over the untitled Spaniard. In the end, Rafa won, saving four match balls.
Goffin will play against Rome for the eighth time in a row. There are three quarter-finals in his account. In 2015, David Ferrer stopped him at this stage, then Andy Murray 12 months later. He then reached 1/4 finals in the 2018 season when he lost to Alexander Zverev. The three previous starts were unsuccessful as they finished in the second round. Last season Federico Delbonis was better than La Goff.
Hurkacz and Goffin face each other for the first time on professional courts. Their duel is scheduled for the third of 11:00 in Pietrangeli. Polsat Sport will broadcast this event. Live text reporting on the WP SportoweFakty portal.
Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome (Italy)
ATP Masters 1000, clay court, prize pool of EUR 5.415 million
tuesday 10 may
Pietrangeli, third game from 11 a.m.
|Hubert Hurkacz (Poland, 11)||balance: 0-0||David Goffin (Belgium)|
|196/81||height (cm) / weight (kg)||180/70|
|right-handed, two-handed backhand||game||right-handed, two-handed backhand|
|Craig Boynton||coach||Germain Gigounon|
|20-8 (20-8)||balance of the year (main cycle)||19-13 (15-12)|
|semifinals in Miami and Dubai||best result in the main cycle||the title in Marrakech|
|1 378 207||earnings ($)||479 996|
|9 (2021)||highest in the ranking||7 (2017)|
|104-86||professional balance (main cycle)||307-209|
|4/0||titles/final defeats (main series)||6/9|
|6 580 407||earnings ($)||15 682 647|
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