1/8 finals of an ATP 1000 tournament at Montreal, Canada (hard). There we have a young guy who were playing at the highest level of his career against one of the well-known veterans. To have more insights on this ATP Hubert Hurkacz vs Gael Monfils match please check out the preview below.
22 years old player from Poland, who is currently ranked 48th overall is having a great tournament so far. Not only did he beat T. Fritz, who were considered as a favorite for that match, but a victory over next-generation star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 2nd round was a huge one. Hurkacz managed to win the first set, gave up the second but showed a strong mentality to close out the match in 3rd set against one of the best players today. Hurkacz is a very talented all-around player but his form was questionable coming into this tournament as he had some issues with it recent months. Anyway, it seems like Hubert is ready to play at 100% and there would be no surprise to see him going far this tournament.
32 years old veteran is currently being ranked 20th overall. He’s played against Hurkacz at Wimbledon and had to retire in 2nd set due to injury. This is the first tournament Monfils plays at since then. The Frenchman had a tough game against Polansky in the first round but managed to come out on top in 3 sets. The second match was easier, as Monfils closed it out in straight sets against Ivashka. Those were the good matches for him to warm up and find his rhythm here at Montreal after not playing for some time. It looked like he’s healthy now and will be interesting to see Monfils competing against the guy that Frenchman retired previously.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Gael Monfils H2H
These players have never played against each other before.