Hubert Hurkacz upset top-ranked Daniil Medvedev to win the Halle Open and underline his credentials as a contender for Wimbledon two years operating.
The massive-serving Polish participant wanted simply 64 minutes to beat Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 and win his first grass-court title.
“That’s an excellent train” 😂🏆
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV)
Hurkacz was a semifinalist at Wimbledon final 12 months and appears on type once more after a Halle event run wherein he additionally beat defending champion Ugo Humbert, US Open semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and the in-form Australian Nick Kyrgios.
He’s one among simply seven males’s gamers within the Open period to win all of their first 5 singles finals, the ATP Tour mentioned.
Medvedev has now misplaced back-to-back finals on grass after being surprised by then-205th-ranked Tim van Rijthoven final week in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
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Medvedev, who can’t play Wimbledon this 12 months as a result of the AllMembership has barred gamers from Russia and its ally Belarus, is now 13-12 in tour singles finals however 0-5 since successful his first Grand Slam title on the U.S. Open in September.