During the night from Friday to Saturday, Hurkacz lost in the singles semi-finals to the great Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz 6:7(5), 6:7(2). Within 24 hours the doubles final began.
The match was as expected – it was very even. In the first set, neither duo was able to penetrate the competitors’ sites. The Dutch-British duo in the second half (balanced) and twice of Polish-American descent in the ninth game had a chance.
In the end, the decision was made in the tiebreak. At first, Kolhof and Skopsky had a slight advantage. They were already leading 4:2. Hurkacz and Isner quickly made up for the loss by two points and the last word was theirs. At 6:5 and serving the opponents, the exchange was made by Hurkacz with Koolhof. The Dutchman could not stand and play the net.
After 51 minutes the score was 1:0 for the Polish-American duo.
The situation in the second group did not change. Site maintenance was still crucial. But this time there was no tiebreaker.
At 5:4 for Hurkacz, Isner and Kohlhoff’s service, the returning team advanced 30:15. The two rivals scored two points, but thanks to the play of the Poles there was a tie and a decisive point. Only Hurkacz played match ball again. Skupski misses and plays the net. 1 hour and 29 minutes later The match ended with a deserved victory for the Polish-American pair.
The latter is the second victory for Poland on Saturday in Miami. I won the singles championship Iga your lips.
John Isner did a big trick. He won the ATP Masters 1000 doubles championship in a row for the second time in a row. He won at Indian Wells two weeks ago. This was the eighth victory in his career for the American.
For Hurkacs, this was his third victory in doubles. He won the 2020 ATP Masters 1000 in Paris with Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and in 2021 – at the ATP 250 in Metz, where he played with his childhood friend Jan Zieliński.
The victory in Miami gave the inhabitants of Wroclaw a significant advance in the doubles arrangement. He was 81st prior to this tournament, and will climb to 45th on Monday. For the first time in his career he will be the best ranked player in the Polish doubles.
Hubert Hurkacz / John Isner (Poland, USA) – Wesley Kolhoff / Neil Skopsky (Netherlands, UK – 6) 7:6 (5), 6:4
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