Hurkacz will be Federer’s rival after surprising Medvedev

Hubert Hurkacz gave the Wimbledon men’s team a big surprise on Tuesday by beating the tournament’s number two seed, Daniil Medvedev, in five sets. The 24-year-old and 18th in the world Polish defeated the Russian in a match that began on Monday on Court 2 and was suspended due to rain when Medvedev dominated it 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3 and 3-4. In the resumption, disputed in the central, Hurkacz won the fourth sleeve 6-3 and the fifth by identical result to get into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time. So far his best result had been the third round precisely in London, where he has shown that his title at the Miami Masters 1,000 (he beat Jannik Sinner in the final) was not a flash of a day and that he can be counted on for high-level feats. “It is incredible to win on the best track in the world. It means a lot to me. To have finished the game here with a victory against the number of the world is very great, “he said in the interview on the pitch.

Hurkacz, born in Wroclaw, thus reaped his greatest victory against a Medvedev who has not quite found a way to dominate in the majors. Hubert had also beaten stars like Dominic Thiem or Stefanos Tsitsipas before and has never faced Federer. He will do it this Wednesday. “What Roger has done, how he plays and the titles he has won inspire a lot of people, me too. I don’t expect much support, but hey, ”said the winner of the day.

Strange the sinking of Medvedev, more accustomed to the big stages, that the continuation of the crash conceded a partial of 8-3 without being worse than his rival in almost no statistical section, regardless of the winning shots and by a little (47-45), and the points in the net, where Hurkacz did win the game with ease (75% against 38% ). The volley is one of the great handicaps of the Muscovite, perhaps what he has to improve the most to make the final leap at his 25 years. He still has the US Open, where he has made his best results. To Hurkacz, the opportunity to make history with a win against one of the best ever.

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