Hubert Hurkacch eliminated in the first round of the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 tournament. On Tuesday, the Pole lost in two sets to sow number 11. Roberto Bautista.
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Last week, Hubert Hurkach and Roberto Bautista performed in Montreal, where they were defeated by Gael Montfils (1/8 finals and quarterfinal Spaniard). On Tuesday, they faced off against each other in the first round of the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The Spaniard emerged defeated by this clash.
The match started with mutual breaks. In the following snippets of the meeting, both did a great job in their own applications. The snitch was particularly impressive as it scored points very easily, especially after the first service. But Bautista had more problems. Most in 11 games, but managed to save from 0-40.
They both came to a draw for a draw, which – like the first game – began with a mini break for the Pole, but four subsequent actions fell to Bautista. The Spaniard was already 6-3 leading and had three set symbols, but the Pole defended his opponent's chances and leveled it to 6-6. Then Castellon tennis started his backhand. With this game he won the fourth set of balls, at which he again played the final shot on the left.
In the opening game of the second installment, Hurkach gave a pass, throwing a forehand at the break point. From that moment, Bautista calmly controlled the match and came close to winning. He ended the rivalry with another breakthrough of the Pole.
The fight lasted an hour and 37 minutes. Both had four balls, but Hurkach used one while Bautista had three. The Pole served more aces than its rival (21-3), but the Spaniard was more effective on his own passing. Overall, the Castellon tennis player scored two more points (68-66).
Hubert Hurckach will receive 10 points in the standings and 22,000 for his performance in the single at the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati (he also played in doubles, in which he also fell in the first round). dollars. Next week the Pole plans to launch the ATP 250 in Winston-Salem.
In turn, seeded number 11. Roberto Bautista in the second round of the Western & Southern Open 2019 on Wednesday, will face Francis Tiafo, who eliminates … Monfils on Tuesday.
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Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati (United States)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000, hard court, prize pool of $ 6.056 million
Tuesday, August 13
Singles Round 1:
Roberto Bautista (Spain, 11) – Hubert Hurkach (Poland) 7: 6 (6), 6: 3
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