What Prompted Australian Open Star Hubert Hurkacz to Sign a Lucrative Deal with McLaren?

Published 01/23/2024, 10:10 PM EST

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Glory in the world of tennis can be measured through various metrics. Along with the rankings and titles, collaborations are a part of it. 2024 Australian Open quarter-finalist Hubert Hurkacz has been living the life of his dreams as he is famously known to be a part of the globally renowned motor giant McLaren.

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It is always hard for the fans to take their eyes off when Hurkacz cruises in class with his amazing McLaren rides. But what inspired him to seek such a furious collaboration?

Hubert Hurkacz turned his childhood passion for cars into an amazing partnership with McLaren. Recalling his love for four wheels during his early years, Hurkacz revealed, “It was not easy to get another [car], because I had plenty of those. From my childhood, I have been passionate about cars.”

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He shared how as a kid, he would always be eager to ask his mom for toy cars, one model after another. Reconnecting the dots between his hobby of collecting toy cars as a kid to growing up with a liking of bigger vehicles, he admitted, “I love cars; if I saw one on the street, I was always trying to look at it, find data about the cars.”

This childhood love for glossy race cars eventually led him to be part of one of the biggest motor manufacturing brands. However, besides just endorsing the vehicles that pack heavy engines, the tennis star also holds a deep admiration for every detail of these vehicles.

Hurkacz’s never-ending admiration for McLaren cars

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Three years ago, Hubert Hurkacz shared his affinity for McLaren cars, extending his partnership way beyond just a business deal. “Having a chance to see one of the cars is special, but even to drive it is a great privilege,” Hurkacz shared.

Along with that, he also talked about the classy experience of being in a McLaren by adding, “Just getting inside the car, you see something special. The car feels amazing. When you shut off the engine and walk out of the car, you look back and admire.” 

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The Polish tennis star’s connection with the motor giant is about a passion, extending from the time when he was just a kid. Now that the 26-year-old looks forward to his upcoming matches at the Australian Open, it remains to be seen if he maintains the same class on the courts of Melbourne.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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