Daniil Medvedev also lost the final of the ATP tournament in Halle, Germany on Sunday. The number one in the world had to recognize his superior in Hubert Hurkacz. Matteo Berrettini extended his title at Queen’s.
The 26-year-old Medvedev lost in two sets against the one year younger Hurkacz: 1-6 and 4-6. The match on the grass in Halle lasted a little over an hour.
Hurkacz made it difficult for Medvedev especially with his strong serve. The Pole gave up a game for the first time when the score was 5-0 in the opening set. Hurkacz immediately took a break in the second set and he did not relinquish it in the future.
Last week Medvedev also lost the final of the Libéma Open in Rosmalen. Then he was no match for the stunting Tim van Rijthoven.
Hurkacz recorded his first tournament win of this year in Halle. In total, he now has five titles on his honors list. The number twelve in the world previously won the Masters tournament in Miami.
Hubert Hurkacz won his first title of the season in Halle.
Berrettini extends title at Queen’s
Just like last year, Berrettini took the title at Queen’s. The Italian was too strong for the Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the final on the London grass with 7-5 and 6-4.
The 26-year-old Berrettini provided the decisive break in the eleventh game of the opening set, after both players had already handed in their service game once. In the second set, the number ten in the world only had one break.
In the semi-final battle Berrettini Botic van de Zandschulp put the foot down. He booked his second tournament win in a row, after he also won the grass tournament in Stuttgart last week. In Stuttgart, Berrettini made his comeback after a hand injury, which meant that he missed the entire clay-court season.
The tennis players are currently preparing for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday 27 June. Berrettini reached the final of the Grand Slam tournament in London last year, in which Novak Djokovic was too strong.