“They Will Not End Their Career So Soon”: Hubert Hurkacz Aims to Beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

Published 04/11/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
Apr 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Hubert Hurkacz of Poland poses with the Butch Bucholz trophy after his match against Jannik Sinner of Italy (not pictured) in the men’s singles final in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Hubert Hurkacz played exceptionally well at the Miami Open 2021 and emerged as the winner of the tournament. He defeated the in-form Jannik Sinner in the finals after eliminating World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas from the competition. With his win, he also became the first male Polish player to win the Miami Open.

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As the new players are emerging out in the sport, it has once again started the debate of a possible ‘take over’. With players like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reaching their mid-thirties, is it the time for players like Hubert Hurkacz to take over their legacy?

In a recent interview, Hurkacz revealed that he was a huge fan of Nadal, Djokovic, and Roger Federer when he was a kid. He mentioned that he watches them during their training and thus believes that they are not going to end their careers so soon.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain, and Roger Federer of Switzerland wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“I was a huge fan of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic when I was younger and have followed their performances and now have the opportunity to compete with them in the tour. I also watch them at tournaments and trainings and I know that they will not end their careers so soon,” said Hurkacz in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

The Polish player also expressed his desire to compete with the ‘Big Three’ more on the tour.

“That’s good because I would like to meet each of them again – and it’s best to win!” added the Miami Open 2021 winner.

“Will be a long and good competition”- Hubert Hurkacz on the race to be the top player after the departure of the ‘Big Three’

The Miami Open 2021 winner claimed that there are many young and talented players coming up. He feels that it’ll be a long and good competition as all of them have the hunger to be the No.1 player in the world.

Hubert Hurkacz of Poland hits a forehand against Milos Raonic of Canada in the fourth round in the Miami Open. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“Among the younger tennis players there are many talented boys and each of them will want to be at the top. It will be a long and good competition,” concluded the 31-year-old.

After his successful campaign at the Miami Open 2021, Hubert Hurkacz will look forward to playing some exceptional tennis in the upcoming clay-court season. Will he able to win a title on clay this season?

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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 500 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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