On July 7 of this year, Hubert Hurkacz was officially received as Roger Federer’s executioner. Without knowing it, months later I would add a certificate and who says that in the next few weeks I will do the “mastery” in the ATP Finals.
Federer (39 years old) was competitive again in a Grand Slam, reached the second week of Wimbledon but the dream of the 21st Major It did not happen in London: the Pole beat him 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
Hurkacz, who had just eliminated Daniil Medvedev in the round of 16, he went from lowest to highest to eliminate the multi-champion in “his” house. In addition, the Miami Masters 1000 champion this season reached his first Grand Slam semi-final and became the second Pole to do so after Jerzy Janowicz (Wimbledon 2013).
Almost 100 days later, Federer will not appear in the top 10 in the world for the first time since January 2017 and will again be the responsibility of Hubi. His pass to the quarterfinals in Indian Wells make him a black beast for the Swiss. Whether it is on the other side of the net or not.