|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||11 February 1997|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 4,190,000|
|Career record||74-71 (51.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main-draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 11 (12 July 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 13 (2 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2018)|
|US Open||2R (2018, 2020, 2021)|
|Career record||20-30 (40.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 58 (9 August 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 59 (16 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2020, 2021)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|US Open||2R (2021)|
|Last updated on: 16 August 2021.|
Hubert "Hubi" Hurkacz (Polish pronunciation: ['xub?rt 'xurkat?]; born 11 February 1997) is a Polish professional tennis player. He has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 11, achieved on 12 July 2021 and a doubles ranking of world No. 60, achieved on 26 July 2021. He is the current Polish No. 1 male tennis player in singles. Hurkacz is also the first player from Poland to win an ATP Masters 1000 singles title, which he did at the 2021 Miami Open.
As a junior, Hurkacz reached the 2015 Australian Open boys' doubles final. In 2018, he qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals held in Milan, where he won against Jaume Munar and lost to Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas. In 2019, he won his first ATP title in Winston-Salem by defeating Benoît Paire in the final.
His best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the semifinals, which he achieved at Wimbledon in 2021, beating world No. 2, Daniil Medvedev, and world No. 8, Roger Federer, in the fourth round and quarterfinal, respectively.
Hurkacz's family has an athletic background. His mother, Zofia Maliszewska-Hurkacz, was a junior tennis champion in Poland. Both his uncles were tennis players and his grandfather was a volleyball player at an international level. When asked whether his family's history has shaped him to be the athlete he is today, Hurkacz replied, "The [sporting] genes, the motivation in the family, the love for the sport. I think they have helped me a lot."
Hurkacz began playing tennis at the age of five after his mother introduced him to the sport as she practiced. His mother and father Krzysztof were his first teachers. Hurkacz enrolled in classes and started playing more consistently. He became interested in professional tennis while watching Roger Federer on television. He has stated that if tennis was not his future, he would have most likely chosen basketball, motor racing, or to continue his education. By 2014, Hurkacz belonged to the group of the most talented young Polish tennis players, including Kamil Majchrzak and Jan Zielinski.
Hurkacz has a younger sister, Nika, who is ten years his junior. She also plays tennis and is hoping to be a professional.
Hurkacz played in the main draw at the French Open and defeated Tennys Sandgren in the first round. This marked his first victory at a Grand Slam and at any ATP main-draw event. He lost in the second round to third seed Marin ?ili? in four sets.
In August, Hurkacz made his US Open debut. He began in the qualifying and reached his third straight Grand Slam main draw as a qualifier, beating John-Patrick Smith, Egor Gerasimov and Pedro Martinez Portero (all in straight sets) to reach the US Open first round. There, he faced Stefano Travaglia who, like many others, fell victim to the extreme heat and retired. In the second round, Hurkacz lost to 2014 US Open champion Marin ?ili? in their second meeting.
In November, Hurkacz played at the 2018 Next Generation ATP Finals held in Milan, where he won against Jaume Munar and lost to Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas. At the end of the season Hurkacz received a nomination for the ATP Newcomer of the Year Award.
Hurkacz started his season at the Maharashtra Open in Pune, India. He continued at the Canberra Challenger, where he won the title after defeating Ilya Ivashka in the final. Hurkacz followed that up by making his debut at the Australian Open. He faced one of the best servers on the Tour, drawing Ivo Karlovi? in the opening round at Melbourne Park. After winning the first set, Hurkacz lost the match in four sets, all of which were tiebreakers. At the Dubai Championships, he defeated Corentin Moutet in the first round and then went on to win against No. 1 seeded player, Kei Nishikori, which marked his first ever win against a top 10 player. Hurkacz lost in the quarterfinals in three sets to the eventual runner-up of the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In March, Hurkacz played at the Indian Wells Open, where he made it to the quarterfinals of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career. On his way to the quarterfinals, he defeated Kei Nishikori in the third round and Denis Shapovalov in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, he lost to Roger Federer. Following Indian Wells, Hurkacz achieved a new career high singles ranking of world No. 54. He continued at Miami, where he defeated Matteo Berrettini in first round. In the second round, Hurkacz took down the 2019 Indian Wells Open champion Dominic Thiem, in straight sets, before falling to Félix Auger-Aliassime in the third round.
At the Madrid Open, Hurkacz defeated Alex de Minaur and Lucas Pouille. He lost to Alexander Zverev in the third round after winning the first set. He continued at the French Open, where he lost to world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the first round.
Hurkacz later produced an upset in the first round of the Eastbourne International, with a victory over seventh seed Marco Cecchinato in just over an hour. He then defeated Steve Johnson in the second round. In the quarterfinals Hurkacz lost a tight match against the eventual champion Taylor Fritz.
For the first time in his career, Hurkacz reached the third round of a Grand Slam. At Wimbledon, he defeated Du?an Lajovi? and Leonardo Mayer to set up a third-round match with world No. 1 Djokovic. For two sets, Hurkacz gave Djokovic all he could handle before eventually succumbing to the top seed in four sets. At the Rogers Cup, Hurkacz defeated Taylor Fritz and Stefanos Tsitsipas before losing his third-round match to Gaël Monfils. Two weeks later, Hurkacz defeated Benoît Paire to win his first ATP title in Winston-Salem. In October, Hurkacz prevailed over Monfils in straight sets in the second round of the Shanghai Masters. In the third round he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
At the 2020 ATP Cup, Hurkacz defeated a trio of higher-ranked opponents: Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman and Borna Coric. Sixth seed, Hurkacz picked up where he left off at the ATP Cup, advancing to the semifinal of the ATP Auckland Open with victories over Lorenzo Sonego, Mikael Ymer, and Feliciano López. Seeded No. 31 at the Australian Open, Hurkacz reached the second round, defeating Dennis Novak before falling to John Millman in straight sets. With this successful run he reached the top 30 at world No. 28, on 3 February 2020.
Playing at the Rotterdam Open Hurkacz lost a three set 1st round match to Tsitsipas. He continued in doubles with Auger-Aliassime. To reach the quarterfinal, they defeated third seeds Nikola Mekti? and Wesley Koolhof. At Dubai, Hurkacz lost to Alexander Bublik in the first round.
In May, Hurkacz played at the UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel, a two-day round-robin tournament in West Palm Beach, Florida. Four top 60 ATP players including Hurkacz, Miomir Kecmanovic, Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul competed in the inaugural edition from 8-9 May 2020.
In August, Hurkacz traveled to New York for the Cincinnati Open. In the first round he lost to John Isner. He continued at the US Open, where he defeated Peter Gojowczyk in the first round. In the second round he lost to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Seeded fifth at the Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Hurkacz defeated João Sousa in the first round. At the Italian Open, he defeated 2020 US Open quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev before falling to eighth seed Diego Schwartzman in the third round.
Hurkacz and Auger-Aliassime ended the six-match winning streak of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo to reach their maiden doubles team final at the Paris Masters. They defeated US Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in the final.
Hurkacz started his season at the Delray Beach Open where he was seeded fourth. He advanced to his second career ATP Tour final in straight sets. In the final, he defeated Sebastian Korda to win his second ATP title. Next Hurkacz played at the 2021 Great Ocean Road Open in Melbourne, Australia, where he reached quarterfinals in both singles and doubles. Coming into the Australian Open as the No. 26 seed, he lost to Mikael Ymer in the first round.
At the Rotterdam Open, Hurkacz struck 17 aces to knock out Adrian Mannarino in straight sets. In the second round, he lost to second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets. He continued at the Dubai Championships, where he defeated Richard Gasquet before falling to third-seeded Denis Shapovalov in the third round.
In March, Hurkacz participated at the Miami Open. He defeated Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Tsitsipas, Rublev, and Jannik Sinner en-route to his first Masters 1000 title and third ATP title overall. By lifting the title in Miami, he entered the top 20 for the first time and reached a career-high ranking of No. 16 on 5 April 2021.
As the 14th seed at Wimbledon, Hurkacz defeated Lorenzo Musetti, Marcos Giron and Alexander Bublik all in straight sets to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. In the fourth round Hurkacz defeated second seed Daniil Medvedev, his third top-10 win of the year. He was the fifth Polish man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Hurkacz then defeated eight-time Wimbledon champion and sixth seed Roger Federer in the quarterfinals in three sets. Hurkacz became only the second Polish man in history to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam (after Jerzy Janowicz at Wimbledon in 2013). Hurkacz then lost to 7th-seed Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals. With this successful run he entered the top 15 in the rankings at World No. 11 on 12 July 2021.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Hurkacz defeated Luke Saville in the first round before falling to Liam Broady in the second round. Hurkacz continued at the Canadian Open in Toronto where he defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili to reach the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal, he lost to top seed Daniil Medvedev in three sets. At the Cincinnati Open, Hurkacz defeated former world No. 1, Andy Murray, in straight sets to reach the third round. With this win, Hurkacz made it 12 wins in a row in America following his success at Delray Beach and Miami earlier in the year.
Hurkacz plays an all-court game with an emphasis on defensive baseline play, and former top 10 player Wojciech Fibak stated that Hurkacz is "an excellent, versatile player who can attack, accelerate and defend". Hurkacz is a big hitter, given that he stands 196 cm (6'5"). He is an effective server and can hit powerfully from both his forehand and backhand. But, like many of the Tour's more powerful players, consistency is an issue. Hurkacz plays solidly from the back of the court. He plays a low, flat and dangerous ball, while holding the ball in court. Over the years Hurkacz has improved his "Hubert dive shot," and made a reputation as a diver on court. "I always enjoy grass courts, when you play on the hardcourt or clay court it's probably better not to dive as when you're falling down from the dive you can scratch yourself, on the grass, it's pretty comfortable. Sometimes, trying to get to a ball which is pretty far away, you just have to do it." Despite all tennis players being taught to keep their eye on the ball, Hurkacz does quite the opposite. "I confess, it's true, I close my eyes when I hit the ball. In fact, I've probably always played like that, and it's been a while since I've been noticed," Hurkacz told L'Equipe in 2019.
His current coach Craig Boynton compared Hubi's style to Andy Murray. "I think if you look at him, people have said he kind of mirrors Andy Murray with a similar routine on returns, a little bit of a similar backhand. He's a little taller than Andy. Andy's movement was phenomenal. But Hubi's a very good athlete, too."
In the early years (2010-2016), Hurkacz was coached by Filip Ka?czu?a. In 2017, he continued with Wroc?aw coaches Alexander Charpantidis and Pawe? Stadniczenko, who shaped the tennis career of Micha? Przysiny, while Przemys?aw Piotrowicz was responsible for physical preparation. In 2018, "Hubi" decided to work with New Zealander Rene Moller, who appeared at his side during the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan later that same year. Under his leadership, Hurkacz won the Challenger in Canberra and strengthened himself in the top 100. At the 2019 Indian Wells Open, Hurkacz began his coaching partnership with Craig Boynton, who worked with such players as Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson.
Current through the 2021 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||Q2||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|French Open||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||1-4||20%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||3R||NH||SF||0 / 3||7-3||70%|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 4||3-4||43%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||2-3||2-4||2-3||6-4||0 / 14||12-14||46%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||2R||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||QF||NH||0 / 1||4-1||80%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||3R||W||1 / 2||8-1||89%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1-2||33%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||0 / 2||2-2||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||3R||1R||0 / 2||2-2||50%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||Q1||Q1||3R||NH||QF||0 / 2||3-2||60%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||3R||0 / 4||2-4||33%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||1R||3R||NH||0 / 2||2-2||50%|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0-2||0%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||12-8||2-3||10-5||1 / 19||24-18||57%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0-2|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1-3|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0-0|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||0 / 2||1-2|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||1-2||1-3||0 / 7||2-7|
statistics correct as of 26 February 2021
|Win||2020||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Félix Auger-Aliassime|| Mate Pavi?
|6-7(3-7), 7-6(9-7), [10-2]|
|Win||1-0||Aug 2019||Winston-Salem Open, USA||250 Series||Hard||Benoît Paire||6-3, 3-6, 6-3|
|Win||2-0||Jan 2021||Delray Beach Open, USA||Hard||Sebastian Korda||6-3, 6-3|
|Win||3-0||Apr 2021||Miami Open, USA||Masters 1000||Hard||Jannik Sinner||7-6(7-4), 6-4|
|Win||1-0||Nov 2020||Paris Masters, France||Masters 1000||Hard (i)||Félix Auger-Aliassime|| Mate Pavi?
|6-7(3-7), 7-6(9-7), [10-2]|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2021||Halle Open, Germany||ATP 500||Grass||Félix Auger-Aliassime|| Kevin Krawietz
|Win||1-0||Sep 2015||Poland F5, ?l?za||Futures||Clay||Robin Stan?k||6-4, 7-6(7-4)|
|Loss||1-1||Oct 2015||Portugal F12, Oliveira de Azeméis||Futures||Clay||Pablo Vivero González||6-3, 5-7, 3-6|
|Loss||1-2||May 2016||Czech Republic F3, Jablonec nad Nisou||Futures||Clay||Marek Michali?ka||6-3, 4-6, 6-7(5-7)|
|Win||2-2||Apr 2017||Portugal F4, Lisbon||Futures||Hard||João Domingues||7-5, 6-1|
|Loss||2-3||Nov 2017||Shenzhen, China||Challenger||Hard||Radu Albot||6-7(6-8), 7-6(7-3), 4-6|
|Loss||2-4||Mar 2018||Zhuhai, China||Challenger||Hard||Alex Bolt||7-5, 6-7(4-7), 2-6|
|Win||3-4||Jun 2018||Pozna?, Poland||Challenger||Clay||Taro Daniel||6-1, 6-1|
|Win||4-4||Oct 2018||Brest, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Ri?ardas Berankis||7-5, 6-1|
|Win||5-4||Jan 2019||Canberra, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Ilya Ivashka||6-4, 4-6, 6-2|
|Loss||0-1||Sep 2015||Poland F4, Bytom||Futures||Clay||Szymon Walków|| Jan Kun?ík
|7-5, 5-7, [8-10]|
|Loss||0-2||Jan 2016||Germany F2, Kaarst||Futures||Carpet (i)||Alexander Bublik|| Danylo Kalenichenko
|7-6(7-2), 4-6, [7-10]|
|Loss||0-3||May 2016||Czech Republic F3, Jablonec nad Nisou||Futures||Clay||Szymon Walków|| Jan Choinski
|Win||1-3||Nov 2016||Germany F17, Leimen||Futures||Hard (i)||Aleksander Charpantidis|| Marvin Möller
|Win||2-3||Apr 2017||Qatar F3, Doha||Futures||Hard||Milos Sekulic|| Anderson Reed
|1-6, 3-3 ret.|
|Win||3-3||Aug 2017||Poland F9, Bydgoszcz||Futures||Clay||Micha? Dembek|| Karol Drzewiecki
|6-2, 6-7(9-11), [10-6]|
|Loss||3-4||Aug 2017||Poland F10, Pozna?||Futures||Clay||Micha? Dembek|| Artem Smirnov
|Loss||2015||Australian Open||Hard||Alex Mol?an|| Jake Delaney
|6-0, 2-6, [8-10]|
Hurkacz's ATP-only record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher, with active players in boldface.
Hurkacz has a 9-11 (45.0%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Kei Nishikori||6||Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates||Hard||2R||7-5, 5-7, 6-2||77|
|2.||Kei Nishikori||7||Indian Wells Masters, United States||Hard||3R||4-6, 6-4, 6-3||67|
|3.||Dominic Thiem||4||Miami Masters, United States||Hard||2R||6-4, 6-4||54|
|4.||Stefanos Tsitsipas||5||Rogers Cup, Canada||Hard||2R||6-4, 3-6, 6-3||48|
|5.||Dominic Thiem||4||ATP Cup, Sydney, Australia||Hard||GS||3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-5)||37|
|6.||Stefanos Tsitsipas||5||Miami Masters, United States||Hard||QF||2-6, 6-3, 6-4||37|
|7.||Andrey Rublev||8||Miami Masters, United States||Hard||SF||6-3, 6-4||37|
|8.||Daniil Medvedev||2||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||4R||2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3||18|
|9.||Roger Federer||8||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||QF||6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0||18|
statistics correct as of 7 July 2021