Hubert Hurkacz turned the primary Polish man to win a Masters 1000 singles title together with his 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Jannik Sinner on Sunday on the Miami Open, and the 24-year-old, who will rise to No.16 on the planet on Monday, says that he continues to be impressed by Iga Swiatek’s Roland-Garros title in 2020.
“I imply, like I used to be tremendous happy with Iga,” Hurkacz advised reporters in his digital press convention after the ultimate on Sunday. “What she has carried out there in French Open was superb. I believe that gave the assumption for us, for me, myself, and the youthful gamers in Poland that it is attainable to win these huge titles.”
Swiatek was an absolute tour de pressure in Paris final yr. She didn’t drop a set and have become the youngest French Open champion in 28 years. Her victory has impressed hundreds of thousands in her residence nation and Hurkacz hopes he may also encourage the Polish.
“I imply, hopefully like with my sport, I may also like encourage some individuals in Poland and hopefully they loved it there. Yeah, I am tremendous, tremendous proud to be Polish, and I am grateful for all of the assist that I get.”
Confidence Rising with Greatest Win
Requested if his Miami Open look was the very best tennis he had ever produced, Hurkacz was fast to agree.
“I performed [some] of the very best tennis I ever performed,” he mentioned. “I used to be strong all through the entire match, and I used to be capable of get by every spherical, was much more pumped for the following spherical. So I believe that is one thing particular for me. Yeah, my tennis is getting higher. I imply, we work onerous with my coach, and tremendous joyful that it occurred right here. Like, yeah, we nonetheless want to enhance couple of issues and simply attempt to get higher every day.”
Hurkacz has talked about the truth that confidence helps him carry his greatest tennis out. It was apparent all through the week that he was extra comfy imposing himself on high gamers like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, and once more within the closing.
Very similar to his good pal and generally double associate Jannik Sinner, Hurkacz says that he’s hoping to proceed to enhance because the season progresses.
“I’ll simply attempt to nonetheless get higher every day and attempt to work on issues with CB (his coach Craig Boynton) to be a greater participant, higher competitor,” he mentioned. “I’ll concentrate on the step that we’re doing, so we’re simply attempting to enhance every day and, yeah, this match was the impact of that.”