Hubert Hurkacz conquers his first success of the year in Halle, beating world number one Daniil Medvedev in the final with a clear score of 6-1 6-4 and hits the fifth career victory in as many finals, in which he conceded a only sets in total.
An absolute certainty therefore when it comes to the final act of a tournament, in which Hurkacz does not know the word defeat. At the end of the final, the Polish tennis player, the new number 10 of the ATP ranking since Monday, commented on his first success of 2022, thanking the German public for the support received.
The words of Hurkacz at the end of the final
The 25-year-old from Wroclaw analyzed his important success on German grass. “I am very excited, I have been waiting a bit for my first title this year. I am happy to win my first ATP 500 title and of course on grass it is very special.
I served quite well today and gained some momentum from the first game. I saved a couple of complicated situations in my serving game and then managed to snatch Daniil’s serve, so I took the opportunity to carry on. I am very happy with the victory in front of such a large crowd.”
The Pole then congratulated the world number one, despite the rather dull performance: “Daniil is an incredible player. He is the best player in the world, so it is very difficult to play against him. In the beginning all the right shots went in my favor, so I definitely gained a lot of momentum from that,” said Hurkacz.
Daniil Medvedev, in his speech during the award ceremony, also took the opportunity to congratulate his opponent: “Congratulations Hubert, great game today, great week. Congratulations to you and your team. You’re very nice.
We hope to play many more games on the most important stages. Congratulations on the great week and the title.” Hurkacz will be one of the great protragonists of Wimbledon 2022.