Hubert Hurkacz continued his breakout 2021 season Sunday winning his fourth career title by defeating Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6(2), 6-3 in Metz, France.
Hurkacz never dropped a set in four wins, including the quarters over Andy Murray and semifinalist over qualifier Peter Gojowczyk.
“Pablo is an amazing player, so playing against him in the final here is something special,” Hurkacz said. “I needed to raise my level to play my best to be able to compete with him and today I came out on top and I am super, super happy about this.”
The title is Hurkacz’s third of the year after the Miami Masters and Delray Beach. He also beat Roger Federer en route to the Wimbledon semifinals.
The Pol began the year ranked No. 35. He’ll rise one spot to No. 12 and up to 8th in the 2021 ATP points race.
Carreno Busta upended Holger Rune in his quarter then upset Gael Monfils in the semis but fell short in his bid for a third title of the season.
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