With partials of 7-6 (2) and 6-3, the Polish tennis player Hubert hurkacz (13th) beat the Spanish Pablo Carreño-Busta (16th), was consecrated in the Metz ATP 250 and lifted the fourth trophy of his career, third in the current season.
After eliminating during the week the French Lucas Pouille (142º), the experienced British Andy Murray (113º) and the German Peter Gojowczyk (101º), the one born in Wroclaw 23 years ago, 198 centimeters and resident of Monte Carlo, had to define the title against the right-hander from Gijón, defending champion and second-best seed of the tournament. Thanks to your powerful and efficient first service (79% of points won and nine aces), Craig Boynton’s pupil prevailed in the opening tie-break and, after a break at the start of the second set, took the game after an hour and 20 minutes on the court.
Consecration on French soil gives him the third title in 2021, all on cement, although first on the European continent, year in which it was also proclaimed in Delray Beach and Miami. In addition, he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, where he lost to Italian Matteo Berrettini in four sets. It should be remembered that previously, in 2019, he had celebrated in Winston-Salem and remains unbeatable in decisive matches.
Consequently, the Pole surpassed the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the world ranking, he was 107 points behind the Norwegian Casper Ruud, last member of the Top 10, and dreams of a place in the ATP Finals, a competition that will be played by the eight best rackets on the planet, in Turin, Italy, next November.