Jannik Sinner against Hubert Hurkacz will be the final of the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami. The final act of the Miami Open 2021, first Masters 1000 of the season, will see two unexpected protagonists with the young blue tennis player who after the comeback victory over Roberto Bautista Agut has a great chance to try to raise his first title in a Masters 1000.
On the other hand, there is the biggest revelation of the tournament, a tennis player who, match after match, has beaten top level opponents and among the favorites of the tournament. After Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Stefanos Tsitsipas this time it is the turn of Andrey Rublev who, as the main favorite of the tournament, exits sensationally and leaves room for the Polish to the final.
The match is without history and ends in less than an hour and a half of play on the result of 6-3; 6-4.
From the first minutes you can see that it is not a day for the Russian who is struggling to find rhythm against a very solid opponent and really in great shape.
In the first set the Pole immediately signs the break in the second game and goes 3-0, the match does not change and Hurkacz goes on in a few minutes at 5-1 directing the first set. Finally, however, the reaction of Rublev arrives who recovers a break after a game where he cancels the set point and manages to reach 5-3.
Hurkacz serves for the set and trembles a bit, Rublev tries the comeback but the Pole, helping himself a lot with his serve, closes the first set 6-3. The second set begins in the same way as the first with Rublev who immediately suffers the break and with Hurkacz who seems in control, at 3-1 the Pole also has the ball for the counterbreak but Rublev is saved.
In the ninth game the Russian saves another match point and Hurkacz serves 5-4 for the match. Here the longest game of the match is played, Rublev has 3 break points to reopen the match, but in the end he does not exploit them and it is Hurkacz who closes and thus wins the first final in a Masters 1000.
It will be a first time for both finalists and whoever is the winner will be a sensational as well as unexpected surprise. Today there will be the final of the women's singles between Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu: it will be a very great match to follow for all the tennis fans, with the two great stars whi will battle to got the glory and the title.
Andy Murray could play golf!
Andy Murray revealed that once his career about him on the tennis courts is over, he could open another one on the fairways. He said: "I really like golf: caddy for a professional on a tour would be exciting and would allow me to learn about another discipline.
Sport is my passion" Among the alternatives is that of becoming a soccer manager, Murray's first love who as a young man refused to train with Glasgow Rangers to focus on his tennis career. Murray added: “Maybe there are also some tangles between tennis and golf on a mental level, helping a golfer with that would be interesting.
Or even getting permission to coach in the world of football would be fun." The Scot, absent in Miami, achieved victory in the Florida Masters 1000 in 2009 and 2013, defeating first Novak Djokovic and then David Ferrer.
Andy, now world number 119, last faced Roger Federer in 2015, losing in two sets in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. His last victory against the Swiss was in 2013, when he overtook Roger in five sets in the semi-final of the Australian Open.
The Wimbledon appointment will return to being played this year with a reduced number of spectators and without the famous queue, after the cancellation suffered in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.