Hurkacz Hands Medvedev Another Final Loss, Wins Halle

by Staff | June 19th, 2022, 5:50 pm

Hubert Hurkacz stayed perfect in finals with an impressive 6-1, 6-4 win over Daniil Medvedev to collect his first career title on grass on Halle, Germany.

Hurkacz was in complete command early cruising in the first then breaking Medvedev again early in the second to pace his first win over the Russian.

“I’m super excited, I’ve been waiting a little bit for my first this year,” said Hurkacz of his first title of 2022. “I’m happy to win my first ATP 500 title and of course, on the grass it is very special.

“I was serving pretty good today and got a little bit of momentum from the first game. I saved a couple of deuces on my service game and then I managed to break Daniil’s serve so I definitely got a little bit of momentum. I’m very happy with the win in front of such a great crowd here.”

After a straight set shock loss last week in Den Bosch, Medvedev again failed to find any form early, and things got so back even his coach walked out in the second. He’s still looking for that first title since the US Open last year.

“Congrats Hubert, great match today, great week,” said Medvedev on court. “Congrats to you and your team. You guys are super nice. Hopefully a lot more matches to play on the biggest stage. Congrats for a great week and the title.”

Medvedev will now defend his Mallorca title next week to wrap his grass season.

Hurkacz, who made the Wimbledon semifinals last year, improves to 5-0 in tour finals.

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9 Comments for Hurkacz Hands Medvedev Another Final Loss, Wins Halle

chrisford1 Says:

Poor Daniil !
I think he really thought he was going to take the title and show the world he got screwed out of a shot at the Wimbledon title….and he got crushed his game plan failed. Started screaming at the coach the whole strategy was a disaster to the point the coach packed up and left…then the camera focused on his wife in a “Gee, this is f*ing awkward!” moment and another and another.
Tennis is tough, even playing amateur college at a level vastly lower than a that is why I tend to support and not be outraged at a player who has a real bad day at the office. (as long as it is not habitual)

lylenubbins Says:

@Chris Ford good post and I agree, support them.

Wimbledon is wide open this year, agree? Berretinti, Hurk, Kyrgios . . . oh yeah Djokovic and Rafa :) Who knows what Carlos can do?

chrisford1 Says:

There are a lot of great men’s prospects. Shame Sasha was hurt and Medvedev and the other Russians and Belarussians banned – but a strong field. Love to see Matteo win it all if Djoker is still messed in the head. (He risks being banned from the USA with his anti-vaxxer politics)
Over on the woman’s side, I have to think the young Pole Iga Swiatek has an excellent shot at another Slam and I hope she gets it. Fun to watch, quirky but appealing personality. Not rooting for Serena at all. She and her sister should retire. And so should Roger if all he does is string his sponsors along teasing them to keep paying him because he might do a match.

zed Says:

With Wimbeldon just a week away, here is an exhibition match on grass played just yesterday between Novak and FAA.

Novak looking strong:

chrisford1 Says:

This may be Novax’s 2nd to last hurrah for 2022. He’s barred from Canada, the USA, and Asia due to his no-vaccination status. Gets to go to Paris Bercy, but may not have enough points to make the ATP championships in Milan.

zed Says:

USA remains uncertain at this time Chrisford1

ChrisM Says:


‘Uncertain at this time’ is an inaccurate statement.

If they change policy between now and then, it’ll become certain in the other direction, but there’s no uncertainty in the published policy at all. It’s very certain, in fact.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.

Here are the exceptions:

“Do I qualify for an exception or can I apply for an exception to the vaccine requirement?”

Categories of noncitizen, nonimmigrants that meet the criteria for an exception under the proclamation and CDC’s Amended Order include:

Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
Children under 18 years of age
Persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials
Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception
Persons with valid visas [excluding B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visas] who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (See list effective as of April 14, 2022)
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age)
Sea crew members traveling pursuant to a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa
Persons whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees)

If you are a noncitizen, nonimmigrant who does not fall under any of these exceptions, you must show proof of being fully vaccinated before boarding a flight to the United States.

“Can I qualify for an exception to the proof of vaccination requirement under the Presidential Proclamation and CDC’s Amended Order for religious reasons or other moral convictions?”

No, there are no exceptions under the Presidential Proclamation and CDC’s Amended Order for religious reasons or other moral convictions.

Truth Says:

He will ban himself from other countries including USA, Canada & Australia. His career is over.

He’s not scared of the vaccine. 2 years if his desperately trying to cover up his greed for money.
He’s still scared of losing money that he invested in another Covid drug, while he’s claiming that he was a victim of a vaccine mandate.
He knew the politicians wouldn’t let him in. Exemption voters didn’t realize that he wanted Covid to get the exemption. No strict rules.

He can say good bye to medicine & doctors.
Why is he not retiring? Oh right, without his medicine & doc, he wouldn’t be showing up for huge money. The little time he has to use his bad brain.
Off the court, he’ll conveniently try to get a medical exemption again. Maybe 5-10 new infections/Covid spreadings.
If he wasn’t paid by the remaining sponsors that he recently mentioned, he wouldn’t keep up this fake Covid fear propaganda. Evil liar. What a waste of time to see a cult member. He looks for more medical excuses for not taking a simple vaccine. Like he’s suffering with jabs every month. Idiot.

zed Says:

Truth, you continue to display the irony of the handle you have chosen.

Why do you hate the man so? Reading your words I get the impression of someone who is obsessive, obsessive in a very unhealthy way.

It’s obvious your life is full of unhappiness and discontent, you’re a sad little person aren’t you? Is there no one who loves you? Do you have no one? Have you faced the reason for that?

Which is the chicken and which is the egg? Are you alone because you are sad, vitriolic, little person or are you a sad, vitriolic little person because you are alone?

Either way, sucks to be you.

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