Hubi makes it to ATP’s top 10
Hubert Hurkacz is now the second man from Poland to break into the top 10 of the ATP Rankings as soon as he was named world no. 10. He is the 174th player to join the fray and the second this year along with Norway’s top talent, Casper Ruud.
Hubi is also the Miami Open champion and is the first man from his nation to make the feat since Wojtek Fibak who reached the same spot in 1977. Hubi started out the 2021 ATP Tour sitting at the 34th spot. He had to work hard and made sure he would make the most of his chances in the game.
It has been a year full of firsts for Hubi. The star became a contender at the biggest tourneys in the circuit and he won his Maiden ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami. On top of that, he reached his first major semis in Wimbledon.
Hubi worked hard with his coach Craig Boynton. He thrived in most of his matches, and it was a huge win for him to get to the top 10 with still a few months left in the 2021 ATP Tour.
‘We have been working with my coach, CB, for a couple of years already, but the work we have been doing every single day, last year as well, we have been working very hard’, Hurkacz said. ‘I just think that's a process and I'm improving my game. I try to get better every single day’.
Hubi enjoyed good results this year and impressed a lot of fans and critics. The star proved his worth and he earned a lot of praises from other players as well. This growth by Hubi shows that he is better than he was over the past few years and he is ready to make the bigger climb in the coming years.
Aside from his grit, Hubi is known for his smile and kindness on and off the court. The star has three trophies this season and he has improved in his serves and volleys but even his coach knows that he can do better in his next set of games.
Hubi is always on the hunt for improvement in his game and he wants to put the racquet to work as much as possible. He is not the one to sit at every chance he can get unlike most players in the game.
‘I have been playing tennis since I was a young kid’, the star said. ‘So now being able to play on the biggest stages, it's a lot of fun’.
Hubi’s push to the top 10 means Roger Federer falls from no. 9 to no. 11 and it is the first he’s been out of the top 10 since January 2017. This only adds more to Hubi’s feat which should prove that he deserves his move to the top 10 in the ATP Tour.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores