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Hubert Hurkacz put collectively a stirring comeback on Thursday to file a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas to advance to the semifinals of the Miami Open.
The Twenty sixth-seeded Hurkacz was dominated within the first set and was down 0-2, 15-40 within the second set earlier than turning issues round in his quarterfinal victory.
“I was just trying to stay competitive,” Hurkacz advised Tennis Channel. “I knew if I could make those shots that I was just missing, I could turn it around.”
The 24-year-old Pole actually did that as he saved 10 of 13 break factors en route to the beautiful win. His semifinal opponent would be the winner of Thursday evening’s conflict between fourth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev and American Sebastian Korda.
Hurkacz recorded 15 aces in contrast to seven for Tsitsipas. He had seven aces within the second set and 5 within the third.
Tsitsipas, from Greece, was one level away from successful his sixth straight sport earlier than Hurkacz fought out of the outlet to win six of the ultimate seven video games within the second set.
Tsitsipas held a 2-1 lead within the remaining set earlier than Hurkacz received the subsequent three video games en route to finishing the very good rally.
“It’s the quarterfinal of a Masters (1000) series so you’re gonna try your best and fight to the end, and that’s what I did,” Hurkacz mentioned.
–Field Level Media
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