Hurkacz opened the match well but lost a 3-0 lead fairly soon after that. He would go on to drop the first set and start off poorly in the 2nd set but managed to crawl back into the match. His persistence eventually paid off as he was able to take the 2nd set which proved crucial in the match:
“I was trying to stay in the game. Casper was playing really incredible tennis and he was the better player at the beginning, especially for the first set and a half. I was trying to stay in the game and hold on to compete as good as I can.”
Hurkacz also touched upon his physical condition which seemed really strong in the match despite some lengthy rallies:
“It’s OK. Physically I feel good. I’ve been putting a lot of work in these past weeks. So far, so good!"
He did know whom he'll face at the time when he spoke to the media but he underlined that it really doesn't matter. Whoever it's going to be will be a tough opponent because you don't get to the final by chance:
“The finals are always very tricky. The best players from each half are playing there, so obviously whoever I’m going to play will have a lot of momentum, a lot of confidence. It’s just going to be a super tough battle.”