In the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, Hubert defeated Hurkas. On Tuesday, the Polish lost to the No. 2 seed with No. 11. Roberto Bautista.
/ Minas Panagiotokis
/ In the photo: Hubert Hurkas
Last week Hubert Hurkasz and Roberto Bautista performed in Montreal, where they suffered a defeat to Gale Monfils (Paul in the 1/8 final and Spaniard in the quarterfinals). They faced each other in the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati on Tuesday. The clash made the Spaniard the winner.
The match started with a break. In the next piece of the meeting, the duo did very well with their own pass. Hurkz was especially impressive, as he scored points very easily after the first serve. Bautista, however, had more problems. Most 11 games, but managed to defend themselves 0-40.
They both came at a tie break, which – like the first game – started with a mini-break for a pole, however, four subsequent actions fell to Bautista. The Spaniard was already ahead 3-3 and had three set symbols, but Paul defended his opponent's chances and equalized 6–6. Then the tennis player from Castellon started his backhand. With this play he won the fourth set ball, on which he again played the final stroke from the left.
In the opening game of the second installment, Hurkas gave a pass by throwing a break point forward. It was from that moment that Bautista calmly controlled the match and came close to victory. He ended the rivalry with another pole progression.
The duel lasted an hour and 37 minutes. In this they had four balls to break, but Hurkz used one, while Bautista three. The pole served more aces than its rivals (21-3), but the Spaniard was more effective on his own passing. In all, Castellon's tennis player scored two points more (68-66).
Hubert Hurkas would earn 10 points and 22,000 in the rankings for his performance in the single at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati (he also played in doubles, in which he also fell in the first round). Dollars. Next week, the pole is planning to start at the Winston-Salem ATP 250 event.
In turn, ranked with the No. 11, will be Roberto Bautista in the second round of the Western and Southern Open 2019 on Wednesday, with Francis Tiafoe, who defeated on Tuesday … Monfils.
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Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (USA)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Hard Court, prize pool of 6.056 million prize
Tuesday, August 13th
First round of singles:
Roberto Batista (Spain, 11) – Hubert Hurkasz (Poland) 7: 6 (6), 6: 3
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