Hubert Hurkacz was eliminated, after a major duel, in the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Championships, losing to Grigor Dimitrow. The world media focuses mainly on the Bulgarians and confirms that the Pole committed the largest number of mistakes in the decisive moments of the match.
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Hubert Hurkacz hadn’t lost a set during the Indian Wells Championships until meeting Grigor Dimitrow. The pole fought a three hundred duel with the Bulgarian, who had eliminated Danio Medvedev in the previous round. After great feelings, Dimitro advanced to the semi-finals, winning Hurkacz 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (2).
The Bulgarian media is proud of her representative.
“The fight with the pole in the tiebreak was resolved in the third set, and after the last point, he quickly celebrated our first racket and hurriedly sat down. It is a well-deserved relief, and it will continue to this day” – wrote in sportal.bg.
“Serving to win the match at 5:3, the Bulgarian had to deal with some tension and the opponent’s ability to seal the match, and everything was played in the decisive tiebreak. Using four fouls from a backhand foot, Dimitrov two hours and 37 minutes into the match celebrating his 100th victory. In the Masters 1000. He returned to the semi-finals for the first time at this level since Paris 2019, “, according to the French newspaper L’Equipe.
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The media also draws attention to the fact that Dimitrov is back in good shape. The Bulgarian took third place in the world rankings once, and in recent days he remembers his best moments.
“Dmitrov, seemingly out of nowhere, is growing again. He turned 30 in May and is currently 28th, reached the semifinals in San Diego two weeks ago and is again in the semifinals at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells. He’s defeated two players in the last 24 hours, and they’re doing really well this season. We’re talking about Daniil Medvedev (second place) and Hubert Hurkacz (12th place), and in both games Dimitrov lost the first set and turned the game around.” – confirms Tennis.com .
The media indicated that Hubert Hurkacz had not lost a set in previous matches. The espn.com portal claims that in the most important moments of the meeting, the pole was exhausted.
Hurkacz lost a set for the first time in this tournament, losing after a ball rolled over the conveyor belt. Demetro raised his hands apologizing. In the third set, Pole was already losing 5:2, but won three games in a. Then he managed to lead to a break Tie. However, he seemed exhausted, making non-compulsive mistakes in his last three exchanges,” says espn.com.
The Pole is still fighting for the ATP Finals tournament. If he had defeated Dimitrov, he would have come closer to winning a pass to the season-ending championship.
Ubitennis.com wrote: “Hurkacz is currently ninth in the ‘Race’ ATP to Turin and has struggled to reach the Masters 1000 semi-finals this season to boost his hopes of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.”
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