Hubert Hurkacz, after defeating Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam Wimbledon, was mainly pleased with his position in this duel. “I played really well, although I think I could play better,” – emphasized the tennis player from Wroclaw.
The almost 40-year-old Federer is the legend of world tennis and Wimbledon. He has 20 Grand Slam titles to his credit (he shares the all-time record in men’s singles with Spaniard Rafael Nadal), winning eight of them on turf in London. 24-year-old Hurkacz, in turn, reached the quarter-finals of this position for the first time.
I was definitely a little nervous. Playing against Roger in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam is very important to me. But I tried to stay as calm as I could and focus on what I was supposed to do and how to play – He reported at a press conference.
In response to a question about the tactical assumptions of the confrontation with the famous Basel player, he indicated that Aggressive play was crucial.
I tried not to give Roger the opportunity to take the initiative and attack. All the time during this meeting I tried to believe in myself, trust my game and be aggressive. I was focused on that – Number.
A citizen of Wroclaw told reporters that Federer congratulated him immediately after the last game of the match and wished him success in the upcoming matches. He did not hide that the victory over his childhood idol was a wonderful experience for him.
Definitely leaving court knowing you won with Roger is a dream come true. Especially here at Wimbledon turf. It was a special feeling, also considering the entire audience that came here today – confirmed.
As the second pole in history, after Jerzy Janowicz, a tennis player from Wroclaw advanced to the Wimbledon semi-finals in one match. This success in life and the elimination of the famous Swiss made him very happy, but he was mainly interested in how he presents himself in Wednesday’s match.
I am very happy with today’s good match because I think I played really well. Although I think I can do a better job – Hurkacz confirmed that his next opponent will be Italian Matteo Berrettini.
In the 1/8 finals, the Pole played a two-day duel with the deputy leader of the Russian world rankings Daniil Medvedev. The match began on Monday in Court No. 2 and ended on Tuesday in Center Court.
I think this helped me today. Thanks to this, I felt the atmosphere and got acquainted with this thing. Playing Roger at Wimbledon is definitely always something special with the fans cheering him loudly. I didn’t test it yesterday, but playing this pitch earlier, it helped me a lot Hurkacz evaluation.
He faced Federer for the second time. In 2019, at American Indian Wells, the Swiss won 6:4, 6:4.