Hubert Hurkacz is in Portugal, second seeded in the Estoril 250 tournament. The Polish tennis player was the new entry, shortly before the draw, and is waiting to face Zapata Miralles in his debut in the tournament in the first round.
Interviewed by Bola Marela, the Polish tennis player talked about the new season on red clay, which for him begins in Portugal, up to his secret dream. He told: "They invited me last minute and I came! It's nice to play a tournament on clay, my first of the year.
It will be interesting because you never know how you will play on clay for the first time this season. It's very difficult. There are many players here who enjoy playing on clay and are proficient on the surface. But I will compete with everything I have,” declared the world number twelve.
The tennis player revealed what would be the big goal of the year: “If you could choose one match to win this year, what would it be? It could be the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic." The two faced each other five times, with five victories for the Serbian: one of these took place at Wimbledon, in 2019, an edition won by the Grand Slam champion.
The Polish movement according Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz is the Polish number one in the men's ranking, but the star of the Polish country is the world number one Iga Swiatek. The two played together at the beginning of the season, in the United Cup, and then repeated the experience also in an exhibition that preceded the Indian Wells tournament.
"I don't spend much time in Poland, I would like to be more. But Iga is a superstar, number one in the world, and also a great person. I hope tennis is growing and there is more interest in this sport. What would I take from her? The way she competes is fantastic. Could be!" said the world number twelve.
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