Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz is a Polish professional tennis player who has competed professionally since 2015.

Date of Birth: 11 February 1997
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2015

Hubert Hurkacz was born on February 11, 1997, in Wroclaw, Poland, to his mother, Zofia Maliszewska-Hurkacz, and father, Krzysztof Hurkacz. He has a younger sister, Nika Hurkacz, who also plays tennis.

Inspired by his mother, Zofia, who was a Polish junior tennis champion, Hurkacz started playing tennis at age five. He also took inspiration from watching Roger Federer on television to form his professional tennis career.

Hurkacz had a solid junior career in singles and doubles and reached a high of 29th in the rankings. In the 2015 Australian Open boys' doubles competition, Hurkacz and his playing partner Alex Molcan finished as runners-up to Jake Delaney and Marc Polmans.

Despite turning professional in 2015, Hurkacz generally participated in ATP Challenger events in his first two seasons. His first entry into an ATP-level competition came in 2017 when he entered the Kitzbuhel Open.

At the 2018 Roland Garros, Hurkacz made his Grand Slam debut and beat Tennys Sandgren - which was also his first-ever win in any ATP event. 2018 was a continuous year of growth for Hurkacz and he reached the US Open first round as a qualifier and defeated Stefano Travaglia before losing to Marin Cilic in the second round.

Hurkacz also made it to the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. There, he won against Jaume Munar but lost to Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas. He was later nominated for the ATP Newcomer end-of-season award.

In 2019 and 2020, Hurkacz established himself on the ATP Tour and started to compete regularly in Grand Slam main draws. At Wimbledon in 2019, the Polish player progressed to round three before losing to eventual tournament winner, Novak Djokovic.

Continuing his doubles progress, Hurkacz lifted his first ATP 1000 doubles title alongside Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2020 Paris Masters. After building consistency in previous seasons, Hurkacz continued to shine in 2021 with his first ATP 1000 title at the Miami Open. There, the Polish star defeated Jannik Sinner in straight sets.

Hurkacz then transferred his early season success to grass court season, where he reached the Wimbledon semi-final before losing to Matteo Berrettini. Hurkacz was successful again at the Miami Open in 2022, but in the doubles this time as he lifted a second ATP 1000 title with John Isner.

He also reached a second ATP 1000 final but lost to Pablo Carreno Busta at the Canadian Open. For a third consecutive season, Hurkacz made it to an ATP 1000 final in 2023 and won the Shanghai Masters, beating Andrey Rublev.

At the 2024 Australian Open, Hurkacz was also ranked as a top 10 seed and reached the quarter-final stage, only to lose to eventual finalist Danill Medvedev.

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