Hubert Hurkacz overcomes tricky encounter with Jack Draper in Monte Carlo

An excellent match between Jack Draper and Hubert Hurkacz was played at the Monte Carlo Masters with the Pole prevailing in three sets 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5.

The match was pretty spectacular overall as Draper and Hurkacz brought a good level. Hurkacz particularly came out on fire taking an early 5-0 lead with exceptional ball-striking. Draper needed some time to find a good rhythm and he did pull one of those back but the Pole still held for a 6-3 opening set.

The second set was another interesting one. Draper took an early 3-0 lead and had break points to go up a double break but failed to use them eventually losing the lead altogether. He managed to stay in the match and force a tiebreak where he outplayed Hurakcz 7-3 to force a decider. It was a good decider with Hurkacz on top for the most part.

He took a 4-2 break but gave it right back allowing Draper a chance. The Brit had a decent one at 5-5 when he was up 30-0 on return but Hurkacz saved it with some spectacular serving. Then we saw Draper choke the match away after going up 40-0. He lost 5 points in a row and the match in the end.

A solid effort from the youngster but he really fumbled all of his chances in this one. A good lesson.

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