Hubert Hurkacz has been eliminated in the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati. The Pole lost in two sets on Tuesday and was seeded with No. 11. Roberto Bautista.
/ Minas Panagiotakis
/ In the photo: Hubert Hurkacz
Last week, Hubert Hurkacz and Roberto Bautista performed in Montreal, where they were defeated by Gael Monfils (Polish in 1/8 finals and Spaniard in quarterfinals). On Tuesday, they faced each other in the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati. The Spaniard emerged victorious from this fight.
The match started with interruptions. In the following fragments of the meeting, they both did a great job with their passages. Hurkacz was particularly impressive, as he scored very easily, especially after the first serve. Bautista, however, had more problems. Most in 11 games but managed to save 0-40.
Both came to an even break, which – like the first game – began a mini break for the Poles, however, the next four actions fell on Bautista. The Spaniard had already led 6-3 and had three symbols set, but the Pole defended his opponent's chances and leveled it at 6-6. Then the tennis player from Castellon started running. With this game he won the fourth set of balls, where he again played the final shot on his left.
In the opening game of the second leg, Hurkacz gave a pass, throwing a forehand on a break break. From that moment on, Bautista calmly controlled the match and came close to winning. He ended his rivalry with another breakthrough from the Poles.
The match lasted an hour and 37 minutes. In that they both had four balls of the ball, but Hurkacz used one while Bautista had three. The Pole served more aces than his rival (21-3), but the Spaniard was more efficient on his own pass. In total, the Castellon tennis player scored two points higher (68-66).
Hubert Hurkacz will receive 10 points in the ranking and 22,000 for singles at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati (he also played in doubles, in which he also dropped in the first round). dollars. Next week the Pole plans to start at the ATP 250 event in Winston-Salem.
In turn, seeded with No. 11. Roberto Bautista in the second round of the Western & Southern Open 2019 on Wednesday will face Frances Tiafoe, who eliminated … Monfils on Tuesday.
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Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (United States)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000, hard court, prize pool of $ 6.056 million
Tuesday, August 13th
Round 1 singles:
Roberto Bautista (Spain, 11) – Hubert Hurkacz (Poland) 7: 6 (6), 6: 3
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