International no. 37 Hubert Hurkacz will lead Poland on the inaugural ATP Cup in opposition to Austria, Croatia and Argentina, joined via Kamil Majchrzak, Kacper Zuk, Wojciech Marek and Lukasz Kubot. The 22-year-old from Wroclaw kicked off the season from out of doors the top-80, profitable a Challenger identify in Canberra and advancing into the quarter-final at Indian Wells ahead of shedding to Roger Federer.
The Pole claimed the primary ATP identify in Winston-Salem, losing six of the final 8 encounters of the season however nonetheless doing sufficient to near the 12 months within the top-40 for the primary time. Hubert is occupied with the ATP Cup, in a position to present his easiest underneath the nationwide jersey and spend some high quality time along with his teammates in Sydney whilst dealing with sturdy competitors within the struggle for the quarter-final.
The teen would really like to peer extra Polish youngsters on tennis courts and to function a task type for a few of them. “I consider being at the court docket hitting some balls. I used to be very younger and I had a larger racquet. I beloved competing.
Enjoying all the ones suits and tournaments was once numerous amusing for me. I seemed as much as my mother who was once the Polish junior champion and likewise Michal Przysiezny, trailing with him and receiving guidelines and recommendation that helped me to grow to be a good higher participant than him.
It’s improbable for Poland to qualify for the ATP Cup that are supposed to be very amusing, permitting us to constitute our nations, struggle in opposition to each and every different and get ready for the Australian Open. Whey you play singles tournaments, you simplest have your workforce in the back of you and at workforce occasions there also are your teammates, which at all times is helping.
Kamil Majchrzak and Lukasz Kubot also are within the top-100 and it’s great to spend time with them and discuss your personal language whilst being clear of house. Sooner or later, I’m hoping to succeed in some giant objectives and encourage numerous youngsters in Poland to move out and play tennis, perhaps to be their position type as neatly.”
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