Hubert Hurkacz is currently in Stuttgart, where he is participating in the ATP 250 Championship. At the moment, he is competing in the doubles competition, where he has already advanced to the quarter-finals. On Monday, along with Mate Pavic, he defeated the Dustin Brown/Evan King duo 6:3, 6:4. In one, the Pole is rated “3” and awaits his opponent in the 1/8 finals.
Hubert Hurkacz has already congratulated Iga Świątek? “I didn’t want to return her guitar”
In the hectic schedule, Hurkacz found time to talk with reporters. During the conversation with TVN 24, he was asked, among other things, about Iga Świątek and her success in the courts of Roland Garros. On Saturday, the Polish woman won, for the second time in her career, the Grand Slam title. Did the 25-year-old really manage to congratulate his younger friend?
– I wrote, but I did not want to return her guitar. He definitely has a lot to do. What you did is amazing. I am also happy with its success. I just sent her a congratulatory letter – she replied to the 13th ATP ranking.
Hubert Hurkacz was also asked if Iga Schwieutk would ever lose. The 21-year-old continues her incredible winning streak. By defeating Cori Gauff in the final by Roland Garros, he has already racked up 35 consecutive victories.
– He can lose already. Every game is tough. Do not go to the stadium in good shape. So if her day is weaker, and someone is great, Iga could lose. But I hope that he will win the long matches – this was stated by the inhabitant of Wroclaw. – Now Świątek certainly has no competitor. But of course they are all training and getting better day by day. I hope so. It’s not too early, but someone may appear – he added.
Hurkacz also spoke on the topic of the entire world of tennis. It’s about Wimbledon and the organizers’ decision to exclude tennis players from Russia and Belarus from the competition. The decision was made, of course, in connection with the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, which lasted more than three months. Great Britain strongly condemned the actions of Vladimir Putin and Russia from the outset. It imposed a number of sanctions on people associated with him and on the country as a whole.
The actions of the English, however, did not like the world tennis authorities. The ATP and the Women’s Tennis Association have announced that they will not award players rating points for their participation in the popular tournament.
However, the pole supports the decision of those responsible for organizing Wimbledon. However, it does not agree with the behavior of the world federations. I understand the decision of the Wimbledon authorities. In fact, they had to make such decisions because of how it was communicated to them – said Hurkacz. – I think the tennis authorities can do a better job in the context of communicating with the players and take better care of their well-being – he concluded.
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