Pole Hubert Hurkacz wins his eighth title in Estoril

The earth ended up smiling on Hubert Hurkacz. The Pole, especially efficient on fast surfaces such as hard and grass, won the ATP 250 in Estoril (Portugal) this Sunday, his first title on clay. To do this, he had a very serious week and dominated in two sets and 1h26 the Spaniard Pedro Martinez (77th), surprise finalist of this tournament. This is also the eighth title of his career, in ten finals. His last success dates back to the Masters 1000 in Shanghai in October 2023.

Winner of the Chilean Cristian Garin (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) the day before in the semifinal, Hurkacz was questioned leaving the court about the fact that he had not had to play a tie-break during the meeting, which almost becomes an anomaly for him who argues so much. So, this Sunday, the Pole reminded us that his main weapon remains his serve by concretizing his second match point with an ace, the 15th of the match.

And, this time again, he did not have to play a decisive game, having taken the measure of an opponent who seemed a little blunt, he who had eliminated the number 1 seed of the tournament the day before, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, in just over three hours of play and at the end of a long physical fight. This was the third final, each time at an ATP 250, in the Spaniard’s career.


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