Nationalbank Open: Hubert Hurkacz continues his journey

Nationalbank Open: Hubert Hurkacz continues his journey

Pole Hubert Hurkacz, eighth at the National Bank Open, advanced to the third round of the Montreal tournament by defeating Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori late Tuesday.

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Hurkacz, who played his first game by a bye, would have liked to have closed the books earlier but certainly won’t spit out his 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2 win at the expense of the world’s 44th batsman.

In the opener, the 25-year-old stole serve from his rival in game six and never looked back.

Ruusuvuori gave him a golden chance to end the debate early in the second set, missing several set points as he led 6-5. However, the Finn persevered and eventually forced an ultimate set by winning the tiebreak, but ran out of gas at the end of the duel.

Remember Ruusuvuori made Stan Wawrinka bite the dust in the first round.

Hurkacz meets the winner of the game between Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman (12th) and Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The latter showed guest player David Goffin the end in two sets with 7: 6 (2) and 6: 2.

In addition, Schwartzman did not reach the second round of this tournament of the ATP1000 series without difficulties. Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina put up a good fight before losing the flag 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.