Hurkacz Hands Medvedev Another Final Loss, Wins Halle
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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