The Hungarian player, who is ranked 38th in the world rankings, has met his 24-year-old opponent twice so far and defeated him both times: in 2018, the MTK competitor won 2:1 first in Budapest and then in Cincinnati. .
Both tennis players are in good shape for the match, phosofix up to the quarter-finals, Hurkacz He reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon. The first is the winner later Novak Djokovic, last by the other finalist, Matteo Berrettini Defeated.
Incidentally, Hurkacz defeated record Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 3-0 in the top eight, winning the third set 6-0. This was the Swiss class’s first three-set defeat at the 2002 English Open.
Hurkacz achieved the best result of his life by reaching the top four and jumping from 18th to 12th in the world rankings.
Whoever wins will play in the second round with the winner of the Francisco Cerondolo match with William Prodi.
As for the other doubles in the first round: the favorite of the Hungarians, the bronze medal in Rio and fourth place in the world rankings. Nisikori K He didn’t have an easy opponent, as he is currently ranked seventh Andrei Rublyov starts against.
Golden Slamre driver (winner of four GS Championships and Olympics in one calendar year) Novak Djokovic Meet Hugo Delin from Bolivia, the second featured Daniel Medvedev In the world ranking 40. Alexander Bublik highlighted third Stefanos Sebas Philip Kohlschreiber, while the defending champion Britain’s Andy Murray Canadian ninth place Felix Auger-AliassimeClashes with in the opening round.