Hurkacz again on the victory against Roger Federer: "Here's what I hope"
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Hubert Hukracz was eliminated last night in the quarter-finals of the 250 in Antwerp by a Dominic Thiem in splendid form. The Polish tennis player, number 11 in the world ranking, is disputing the last chance to grab the finals in Turin, currently he is ninth behind Auger-Aliassime who could earn more points from the Belgian tournament.
The 25-year-old from Wroclaw is back to talk about his incredible match of 2021 when he managed to beat Roger Federer in his Wimbledon in three sets, managing in the last set to close without losing once the service Hubert Hurkacz said it was certainly fun to play and beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon's Center Court, but added that he hopes fans will remember him for something other than simply defeating the Swiss at the Championships.
Last year, Hurkacz reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon. He told: "It was a lot of fun playing Roger on such a big stage, with a full stadium, and that's something I'll never forget. But I hope people remember me for something else too."
The Pole was Roger Federer's last opponent in London
Hurkacz was the last player to beat Federer at Wimbledon, in fact the Swiss after the British major had undergone knee surgery which however did not allow him to continue his career with the twenty-time slam winner who retired after the double with Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup.
Regarding that match with the Pole, Roger Federer was clear by expressing all his disappointment. "The last set against Hurkacz was one of the worst moments of my career. I realized that nothing works anymore. It's over. The disappointment was like a firework in my head.
I didn't know how to proceed with this knee." After the announcement of Federer's retirement, Hurkacz shared a tribute to the Swiss a few weeks ago. Hurkacz grew up watching and idolizing Federer, like many other players of his generation.
On Twitter her wrote: "It has been an honor to live your game all these years and share the pitch with you @rogerfederer. You have been an inspiration to me and to many others. Congratulations on a legendary career and good luck in the future."