xHubert Hurkacz is the most favorite in this contest. He is ranked 13th in the ATP rankings, and his rival Giulio Seppri is ranked 216th. The 20-year-old Italian made his first appearance on the main ladder of a Grand Slam tournament in his career. He made it to the Roland Garros in 2022 through the qualifying round. According to him, the performance against a world-class player was already a huge success.
Fans behind Harrocks
Paris Court No. 6 was filled to the brim. Mainly French spectators, but you can meet many Polish fans with flags on their hands or cheeks. Most of the audience supported Harrocks, and after the most effective plays he received thunderous applause. Interestingly, the name of the pole was mostly used by French fans. “Hooper, hooper” – they chanted. The Hurricanes were able to feel like Paris in Poland.
Match the best score
The first set was also amazing. As the pole entered high gear, he became aware of his rival. He beat the Italians only 5: 5, finishing the game 7: 5. Despite the minor difficulties, he had no signs of anxiety.
The second volume is under the complete control of Harrox. Hopeful Success 6: 2, Zeppieri Good services with clear issues. The game was tied again in the third set, but the pole again performed well and won 7: 5. Our player showed his good side, controlled the course of the match and deservedly defeated the young Italian player.
According to Hubert Harrocks, advancing to the second round equaled the best result ever at Roland Garros. In the 1/64 final, the Pole was only once in Paris – in 2018. Later, he recorded only defeats in the first rounds. Last year’s Wimbledon semi-final was his best Grand Slam result so far.
This season on clay pitches has been very successful for the Harks. Throughout the previous year, he had won only one match. In recent weeks, among other things, to the quarterfinals of the Masters in Monte Carlo and Madrid. It was clearly improved on the brick surface. In the second round, Roland Kros will play the best pair of Marco Cecchinado – Pablo Andujar in 2022.
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