Polish tennis sensation Hubert Hurkacz expressed his immense delight at Roger Federer's presence during the Masters final in Shanghai. In the gripping contest for the coveted trophy, Hurkacz displayed his prowess, outshining Andrey Rublev in a thrilling three-set match.
This victory marked a significant milestone in his career, clinching his second title from the prestigious 1,000 series. The charismatic Hurkacz, affectionately known as "Hubi" to his fans, has garnered quite a reputation for being the last player to hand Roger Federer a defeat before his retirement.
This historic moment unfolded at Wimbledon in 2021, where the Polish star triumphed with a commanding 3-0 victory, showcasing his tennis prowess. Notably, in the third set of that match, Hurkacz demonstrated his sheer dominance by not allowing Federer to win a single game.
This victory remains etched in tennis history as a testament to Hubert Hurkacz's remarkable skills on the court. "This tournament has been won by many champions in the past, amazing players. In my speech I tried to thank everyone.
I forgot to mention Roger, I appreciate that he came. It was a lot of fun to play in front of him, I hope he enjoyed the match" , said Hurkacz.
Hubert Hurkacz seems to be getting in shape, now an even bigger fight awaits him
Hubert Hurkacz's impressive victory in Shanghai propelled him into the thrilling Race for Turin, where the world's top tennis talents vie for supremacy.
His exceptional performance has earned him the 11th position in the current standings, as he continues to chase his dream of Turin glory. "I came to the Asian Tour knowing that I have to win tournaments if I want to have a chance in Turin.
I would say this is a great start. It was an amazing week in Shanghai. The ultimate goal is to improve day by day. I enjoy these moments , but I know we have to move on," added Hubert Hurkacz.