Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal

Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal- check details inside
Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal- check details inside

Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal- In the men’s 2021 Wimbledon quarterfinals, Hubert Hurkacz will try to prevent his role mode ‘Federer’ from winning his ninth Wimbledon title. On his maiden grand slam quarterfinal appearance, Hurkacz will play at Centre Court. The 24-year-old was 6 years old when Roger Federer won his maiden Wimbledon title.

“Roger, what he does, the way he plays, the titles he has won — he has inspired so many people,” Hurkacz told AP.

“Being out there playing quarterfinals against him, it’s really amazing,” he added.

Hurkacz meets Federer after coming from behind to defeat second seed Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The two-day fixture resumed on Tuesday under the roof at center Court after being suspended overnight in the fourth set because of rain. The game had begun on No.2 Court.

Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal

It was the only fourth-round match that couldn’t be completed on Monday. It meant Hurkacz is the only man who did not get a full day’s rest before the quarterfinals. But it must be worth it as he gets a chance to play at Centre Court that too against legendary Roger Federer.

“I think actually playing today might have helped me because I got used to the indoor conditions, the conditions on the big court, how the ball bounces there, all the crowd,” Hurkacz said.

The packed crowd for the first time after COVID-19 restrictions were eased appreciated his old-school style of attack against World No.2 Medvedev. He won 50 points at the net, including 10 while playing serve and volley.

“I’ll be hoping to get a little bit of support,” Hurkacz said he would be hoping the fans would be cheering for him. He had once played him at Indian Wells in the quarterfinals of 2019.

The match will be played after World No.1 Novak Djokovic will lock horns against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary at center Court.

Wimbledon Quarterfinals 2021: Hubert Hurkacz faces idol Roger Federer in maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal

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