Australian Open winner serves Halle

Australian Open winner serves Halle

En route to the final, Kyrgios/Kokinakis saw top-seeded Croatians Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic in doubles, the 26-year-old in singles – currently ranked 74th – losing in the second round to the current second round. world ranking, Daniil Medvedev, and was able to do so but won a set despite an injury.

Tournament director Ralph Webber says, “At Nick Kyrgios we have been able to win a player for the Terra Wortman Open who is always able to beat the top players, even if he is not in the top 50 in the world rankings.” Statistics show that Kyrgios is not afraid of big names: Kyrgios won against each of the “Big 3” (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) in the first meeting. John McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam winner and Kyrgios’ Laver Cup captain in “Team World”, recently certified “Enfant Terrible” as “the greatest talent of the past ten years”.

In addition to his serving power and his sometimes unconventional style of play, Kyrgios’ quality on the grass – he reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon at age 19 – is a reason to count him among title contenders at the 29th Terra Wortmann Open . , The Australian insisted: “Even though I haven’t played in Halle myself, I’ve often heard of the good atmosphere there and I’m very happy to experience it myself for the first time. And makes it better.”

In addition to Kyrgios, tournament director Webber is expecting Hubert Herkaz from Poland. Daniil Medvedev (ATP2), followed by Olympic champion Alexander Zverev (Germany/ATP4), super-talent Felix Auger-Aliassim (Canada/ATP10) and shooting star Janik Sinner (Italy/ATP12), the 25-year-old pole (ATP11). ) Hall is already the fifth player in the top twelve on the ATP Tour to commit to the tournament.

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Another confirmation: Poland’s Hubert Harkaz will play for the winner’s trophy in Halle. Photo: Matthew Schultz

Harkaz entered the big field of tennis a year earlier by winning the Miami Masters tournament. At the end of 2021 he managed to finish ninth in the world rankings for the first time and qualified for the season finale in Turin. He particularly associates positive memories of Halle with last year’s doubles competition: Herkaz reached the final with Felix Auger-Aliassim (Canada), but lost to Kevin Kravitz and Horia Tekau.

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