It's time for the first quarterfinal duel with the participation of the only Polish singles player remaining in the battle for the Australian Open title. Hubert Hurkacz will face Russia's Daniil Medvedev to advance to the top four. Live coverage and results of the match Hubert Hurkacz – Daniil Medvedev on Polsatsport.pl.
A Grand Slam match without five sets of intense combat is something Hubert Hurkacz is not used to crowds. However, this was exactly what the final 1/8 duel with Frenchman Arthur Cazeau looked like, which Hurkacz won confidently 3-0.
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A moment after Hurkacz's match ended, it became clear that the Wrocław player would face the world's No. 3 tennis player – Daniil Medvedev – to advance to the top four at the Australian Open. The challenger from Moscow was the favorite in the battle against 26-year-old Nuno Borges, who was making his fourth-round Grand Slam debut. After less than two hours of play, the Portuguese were already losing 0-2 in sets.
Medvedev could and should have won 3-0. In the deciding set, he led up to 5:2, but wasted match points, lost five games in a row and had to play one more game in the “winning game”.
In the fourth part, Medvedev put the dots on the letters. After three hours and seven minutes of fighting, he advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, where he will face the Polish representative. This will be the sixth match between these tennis players. The score is 3-2 for Hurkacz, including 1-1 on hard courts.
Considering how “strong” the Russian has been in this tournament and the problems he faces in his comeback, he can expect that he will have major problems keeping his nerves under control. Especially in a match with a tennis player like Hurkacz, who most of his game is based on passes that are difficult to receive. Will the Pole, playing the role of the “underdog” this time, create a sensation and reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam in Australia for the first time?
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