After the epic duel, Hubert Hurkacz was stunned. “It’s hard for me to explain. I just tried to stay in and compete, play a few good shots,” said the Pole.
In the second set, the 26-year-old was about to be eliminated, but fended off three match points in the tie-break and forced a third set.
It went into the tie-break again and again Thanasi Kokkinakis seemed to have the better cards. However, the Australian missed two more match points.
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After three hours and 31 minutes Hurkacz finally got the ticket for the 3rd round after a memorable showdown, where he now meets the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
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Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev underpinned his title ambitions. The 2021 US Open champion didn’t give Roberto Carballés a chance and ended the one-sided match in his favor in just 62 minutes. Next opponent is Alex Molcan from Slovakia.
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Matteo Berrettini suffered another setback, however, who lost a close match against US professional Mackenzie McDonald 6:7 (8:10), 6:7 (5:7).
The Italian had already failed at the Australian Open and recently at the Masters in Indian Wells at the opening hurdle.
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