Poland is proving highly effective at this 12 months’s ATP Cup. Hubert Hurkacz and Kamil Majchrzak completed an ideal 3-0 run by Group D on Wednesday by defeating Argentina to ship their nation into the semi-finals in Sydney.
Hurkacz clinched the tie for Poland with a complete 6-1, 6-4 win in opposition to Diego Schwartzman. The 2021 Nitto ATP Finals competitor saved all three break factors he confronted to triumph after one hour and 21 minutes.
“So glad for our crew, for Workforce Poland. We’re within the semis, so tremendous happy with that achievement,” Hurkacz mentioned. “We’re an incredible crew. We’ve nice crew spirit. We help one another. I believe the ambiance that we carry helps us play higher.”
The 24-year-old got here out firing from the beginning of the match, utilizing his large serve and staying on prime of the baseline to forestall Schwartzman from discovering any rhtyhm. Later within the conflict, the Argentine started to dig into rallies, however Hurkacz had an excessive amount of firepower. He earned the deciding break within the second set by manoeuvring his opponent from the baseline earlier than swooping into the online for a forehand drop volley winner.
“He fights for each ball. I had a few possibilities, however he was enjoying fairly stable factors throughout that break factors,” Hurkacz mentioned. “You knew it’s important to put up one thing, it’s important to play an incredible shot to beat him.”
Hurkacz and Majchrzak, who defeated Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6(3) at No. 2 singles, have dropped only one set in singles this week. Poland will play the winner of Group A on Friday night.
“Tremendous happy with Kamil. That is the largest win in his profession. It is nice to start with of the 12 months. He for positive did an incredible preseason and tremendous happy with him,” Hurkacz mentioned. “The best way he competed as we speak, the way in which he was resilient, despite the fact that he was a break up, then he obtained damaged again. However he nonetheless saved being optimistic and combating.”
Among the best weeks of Majchrzak’s profession has come on the excellent time for Poland. The 25-year-old moved to 3-0 on the 2022 ATP Cup on Wednesday together with his win in opposition to Delbonis, who’s ranked 73 locations greater.
“It was very troublesome. Everybody might see it. I used to be twice a break up within the second set and I couldn’t shut the match,” Majchrzak mentioned. “It was very related with the feelings and with the large combat of Federico. It was a really troublesome sport from the start till the top. It was a really intense match and I’m very glad that on the finish I managed to win the final level.”
Majchrzak is at present No. 117 within the ATP Rankings, however he confirmed no concern of World No. 44 Delbonis. He took the motion to the Argentine, profitable 47 per cent of his return factors in his one-hour, 45-minute triumph.
“I’m making an attempt not to take a look at the rankings. I used to be making an attempt to take a look at Federico and make my plan and make my sport to [find] the very best method to beat him,” Majchrzak mentioned. “I managed to do it. I used to be watching his matches, so I used to be prepared. My rating perhaps is out of the Prime 100, however I really feel like I belong within the Prime 100 and extra, so I’m going for it now.”
Argentina will end this 12 months’s ATP Cup with a 2-1 report, however is not going to advance to the semi-finals.