Hubert Hurkacz vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
ATP Miami 2021 - Apr, 1st 2021.
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No Greek Tragedy Here
This is the fifth singles tournament that Stefanos Tsitsipas has played this year. He's made it to the quarter finals in each one of them. Now he attempts to get to the Miami Open semi-final with a win over 26th seed Herbert Hucakz.
Tsitsipas is the world number five but in the absence of Djokovic, Nadal and Thiem is seeded second for this tournament. His good 2021 form is welcome indeed after a poor end to 2020. After reaching the French Open semi-final, the Greek player lost four of his final five matches of the year.
He must have had a good Christmas though as his consistency has been rediscovered this year. Greece didn't get out of their group in the ATP Cup but Tsitsipas won his matches against Alex de Minaur and Roberto Bautista Agut without losing a set. That good form was carried into the Australian Open as he beat Rafael Nadal on his way to the semi-finals where he lost to Daniil Medvedev.
Another semi-final appearances were achieved in Rotterdam but this time Andrey Rublev denied him a place in the final. He did get to one in Acupulco but lost in straight sets to Alexander Zverev. His last tournament victory was in Marseille last year.
His previous best run in this tournament was the fourth round two years ago when losing in four sets to Denis Shapovalov. While he has never made a Grand Slam final, Tsitsipas had won two Masters events in Canada and Madrid. In this tournament, Tsitsipas has lost one set in his three matches. That was in the third round when dropping the middle set to Kei Nishikori, always a dangerous opponent. The last round saw Tsitsipas beat 24th seed Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets.
Hurkacz After Revenge
Hubert Hurkacz is seeded 26th but has a world ranking of 37. Unlike his opponent, he has already won a tournament this year. He was victorious in the ATP 250 Delray Beach Open held in January. Hurkacz won without dropping a set in his four matches beating Sebastian Korda in the final. He could meet Korda in the semi-final here if he gets past Andrey Rublev.
A quarter final was reached in Melbourne but Hurkacz lost to Mikael Ymer in the first round of the Australian Open. The Polish player is yet to get past the second round in a Grand Slam event. Rotterdam saw him face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last 16 and lost 7-5 in the final set. He lost to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets in Dubai but got his revenge this week.
Hurkacz knocked out the sixth seeded Canadian to reach the fourth round in Miami for the first time. He beat another Canadian in the last 16, this time coming from a set down to beat Milos Raonic. Each of his three matches in this tournament have included a tie-break, so a bet on one here might be worth making. Hurkacz doesn't have a great record against top ten players, go for Tsitsipas to win this quarter final.