The first round of ATP 500 tournament in Halle, Germany. There is an interesting match between 71th ranked Joao Sousa facing off against young 54th ranked Hubert Hurkacz from Poland. To have more insights on this ATP Joao Sousa vs Hubert Hurkacz match please check out the preview below.


Joao Sousa

30 years old Portuguese Joao Sousa prefers playing on clay the most but has some games on grass as well. Sousa is known for his all-around play style with long rallies while searching for opportunities to attack. Sousa hasn’t been so impressive on grass throughout his career as he has losing record with 17 victories and 20 loses. This season hasn’t gone great for him as well as he struggled with consistency and couldn’t find his game at any tournament he played. He is definitely capable of much more than he’s showed this season so far and we’ll have to look forward to him improving his grass game and maybe tomorrow he will finally show up in the form.


Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz is 22 years old Polish player. Differently, from Sousa, he prefers hard ground as he’s played most of his matches on it. Hurkacz hasn’t had an impressive season so far. He is not a great clay player but the one tournament he had played well as an Indian Wells. He only lost to a Federer in the quarter-final at that tournament. Huckacz hasn’t played a lot of grass matches throughout his career as 2018 was the year he debuted on the grass. Overall he is a great server and good all-around player whose play style fits grass ground very well. Will have to see what he has to show on this specific ground this year.


Joao Sousa vs Hubert Hurkacz H2H

These players have never played against each other before.


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