Hubert Hurkacz emerged victorious in a thrilling showdown against Andrey Rublev at the Shanghai Masters. In a dramatic final, Hurkacz displayed remarkable resilience, ultimately securing his second Masters title. The match was a roller-coaster ride, with a final score of 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(8) in favor of Hurkacz. His powerful serve, with 21 aces and over 80% first-serve points won, was a key factor in his success. This is Hurkacz’s second Masters title, adding to his win in Miami earlier this year. Fellow tennis players and fans congratulated him on his impressive performance.
It was the 25-year-old Russian player’s first set loss in the competition, but it seemed to motivate him, as the No. 7-ranked player regained his range in the second, hitting 16 winners to force a deciding. As the match became more competitive, Rublev saved one match point on serve at 4-5 before winning the third set tiebreaker 5-2. Hurkacz answered with back-to-back aces before forcing a Rublev mistake to tie the game at 5-5. Also read: Rafael Nadal Announces Comeback at Australian Open 2024
Rublev then earned a match point at 6-5, which Hurkacz saved, before he converted on his fourth chance to take the title after two hours and nine minutes. The 26-year-old now has seven tour-level championships to his name, with his victory in Shanghai complementing his Masters victory in Miami in 2021.
“It was such a battle,” Hurkacz said. “Especially emotionally. I had a match point and Andrey hit an amazing serve and then he had a match point and then I had some match points. It was back and forth and such a tricky match. Andrey was playing some great shots. I was trying to respond. It was one of those matches and I kept believing and I am super happy with how I managed at the end. Also read: Nadia Podoroska Net Worth 2023, Prize Money, Endorsements, Cars, Houses, Charities, Etc.
“It is such a big tournament and so much tradition. It is a huge event and I am really happy now.”
Hurkacz’s win in Shanghai is a testament to his growing prominence in the world of tennis. It marked his second ATP Masters 1000 triumph and added to his collection of seven tour-level titles. The victory also highlighted his ability to perform under pressure, making him a formidable competitor on the global tennis stage. Hubert Hurkacz’s triumph over Andrey Rublev in the Shanghai Masters final was a dramatic and emotional battle, showcasing his exceptional skills and determination on the tennis court.