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2021 Miami Open: Hurkacz wins first Masters 1000

Date
06 April 2021

MIAMI – Hubert Hurkacz (POL) won his first Masters 1000 title with a straight-set victory over [21] Jannik Sinner.

Hurkacz defeated four top-20 players to reach the finals, including back-to-back wins over top-10 opponents. His victory over Sinner would mark his 5th-straight upset, which was even more impressive considering he had lost 5 of his previous 7 matches entering the tournament.

Both players were 2-0 in finals entering the biggest match of their careers so far. Hurkacz stormed out to a 3-0 victory, but Sinner started settling down and leveled the match at three games apiece.

Battling windy conditions, Hurkacz needed to break Sinner back to push the first set to a tiebreaker and played a nearly flawless to move one set away from the title.

Hurkacz carried some momentum into the second set, racing out to a 4-0 lead. However, Sinner, who was the first teenager in a Masters 1000 final since Rafael Nadal in 2005, won the next three games to close the gap and put the pressure back on Hurkacz.

The No. 1-ranked Polish player was able to put his nerves aside and hold serve twice to close out the match 7-6, 6-4.

Hurkacz will break into the top-20 for the first time in his career at No. 16 on Monday.

Fast Facts

  • Hurkacz, who trains in Florida, remains unbeaten in the state with a 10-0 record in 2021 after winning the Delray Beach Open earlier in the year
  • Hurkacz is the first ever Polish man to win a singles Masters 1000 title
  • Hurkacz is the first player to win 2 ATP titles this year
  • Hurakcz is 6-0 in set tiebreakers this year

Road to the Title

Round of 64: def. Denis Kudla, 7-6, 6-4
Round of 32: def. [6] Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 7-6
Round of 16: def. [12] Milos Raonic, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Quarterfinals: def. [2] Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Semifinals: def. [4] Andrey Rublev, 6-3, 6-4
Finals: def. [21] Jannik Sinner, 7-6, 6-4

Hubi’s Gear

Racquet: VCORE PRO
Apparel: 75th Elite Collection
Footwear: ECLIPSION 3
Bag: 75th Racquet Bag

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