Hubert Hurkacz Joins an Elite List With Novak Djokovic After Rolex Paris Masters 2021 Quarter-Finals Win

Published 11/05/2021, 11:42 PM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning a quarterfinal match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Fans are currently witnessing some exceptional tennis at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. However, the tournament won’t make a difference in the qualification criteria of the ATP Finals 2021 as all eight players are already decided now. Interestingly, World No.1 Novak Djokovic was the first one to qualify for the upcoming tournament.

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The ATP Finals 2021 will begin on November 14th, 2021, and will extend till November 21st, 2021. They will take place in Turin, Italy, this year.

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Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev to headline at ATP Finals 2021

Once again, Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will be the top two players at the ATP Finals 2021. The Russian is the defending champion and will like to continue from where he left.

Vienna Open 2021 winner, Alexander Zverev will be another player at the center of attention in Turin. Even though his arch-rival and World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas recently withdrew from the Rolex Paris Masters 2021, he will try really hard to win the ATP Finals 2021.

Aug 21, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Alexander Zverev (GER) stands at the net with Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) after a semifinal match during the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Although all these four big players are playing, fans will miss Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the ATP Finals 2021. Even last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem has not qualified for the tournament this year.

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Who are the others who will be part of the ATP Finals 2021?

Apart from Djokovic, Zverev, Medvedev, and Tsitsipas, there are four new names who will play at the ATP Finals this year. They are Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, and Hubert Hurkacz.

Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Andrey Rublev of Russia returns a ball to John Isner of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Rublev has played really well this year, bagging the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Berrettini was the runner-up of the Wimbledon Championships 2021, while Ruud has won the most number of ATP tournaments this year so far. Hurkacz has also delivered some quite amazing performances on the court in 2021, winning the twin title at Moselle Open 2021. He became the last player to qualify for the tournament after defeating James Duckworth in the quarters of the Rolex Paris Masters 2021.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 6, 2021. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz celebrates winning his fourth round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Thus, it will be an intriguing competition for the fans to watch at the ATP Finals 2021. Will Medvedev be able to defend his title in Turin this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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