Will Hurkacz play in the ATP Finals? There is key news
This year’s ATP competition will end with the ATP Finals tournament, which will start on Sunday, November 12. The first reserve player in Turin is Hubert Hurkacz, who, despite the excellent end of the season, did not manage to win a place among the best. Within a dozen or so hours, information appeared about health problems of one of the participants. The latest news gives an even broader picture of the situation.
Hubert Hurkacz (11th ATP) was in the fight for a pass to the ATP Finals until the very end. In October, he won the prestigious ATP 1000 tournament in Shanghai, and at the end of the month he reached the finals of the competition in Basel. The failure to advance was due to the quarterfinal defeat in Paris against Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 14), but the Pole was the first reserve player in Turin.
There is the latest information on Tsitsipas. What about Hurkacz’s performance in the ATP Finals?
Just before the start of the competition, there was information about Stefanos Tsitsipas’ (6th ATP) health problems. The Greek did not finish Friday’s training, leaving the court after a few minutes. The situation repeated itself on Saturday. “The Greek stopped after a few shots and was forced to leave the court early” – summarized on Tennisworldusa.org . These reports immediately sparked speculation as to whether Tsitsipas would be able to take part in the tournament.
The latest information on the health of the Greek tennis player was provided by Sky Sport journalist Stefano Meloccaro. Unfortunately, it does not appear that Hurkacz would take Tsitsipas’s place. “I confirm that we are talking about the right elbow, which was already operated on two years ago. However, I do not think that this could have persuaded him not to take the court against Sinner, also knowing the temperament of the Greek tennis player. There are no indications in this regard , so we’ll see,” he assured in an interview with oasport.it.
Tsitsipas is scheduled to play his first ATP Finals match on Sunday, November 12. In the opening match of the competition in Turin, he will face Italian Jannik Sinner (4th ATP). This match is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.