Medvedev Secures His Team's Win At World Tennis League Despite Losing To Hurkacz

Medvedev Secures His Team's Win At World Tennis League Despite Losing To Hurkacz

by Erik Virostko

Daniil Medvedev proved to be The Eagles' hero during the second tie at the 2023 World Tennis League, after he secured their win against Hubert Hurkacz.

First, the Russian teamed up with his good friend Andrey Rublev to win in doubles, and after that, he played also a singles match, taking on The Hawks' Hubert Hurkacz.

Thanks to the event's special format, every game won counts, and ahead of this match, there was a chance that the match will be sent into an overtime, which means that a super tie-break decides the tie.

The Russian was broken already in the first game of the match, and things were not looking good, especially since his opponent is one of the best servers on the ATP Tour.

However, Medvedev managed to break back immediately, and since then, both players showed their exceptional serving qualities. But that was only until the 12th game.

In the last regular game of the set, the Russian had three match points, which would seal the tie, but he could not use any of his chances. On the other hand, Hurkacz took it into the tie-break and forced a deciding super tie-break by winning the tie-break and his match 7-6(4).

The Polish player had a better start also into the super tie-break, breaking his opponent's serve early. But after that, Medvedev broke Hurkacz's serve four times, something that the Pole doesn't experience too often, and thanks to that, he was able to win.

Medvedev won the super tie-break 10-4, securing The Eagles' win over The Hawks, 31-28. For The Hawks, the competition is over, since there is no scenario that would see them advance to the final.

On the other hand, The Eagles will take on The Falcons tomorrow and the winner of the tie will qualify for a final match against The Kites.


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