Hubert Hurkacz is set to face Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. The Polish number 1 has hit form in 2021 and has people asking the question of who his coach is.
Hubert Hurkacz defeated Daniil Medvedev, the world number 2, in five sets in the Round of 16.
Next, he faces another tough challenge in Swiss great Roger Federer.
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Hubert Hurkacz: the career so far
Born on 11 February 1997, Hurkacz is still only 24 years old.
His height is 1.96m or 6ft 5in.
Born in Wroclaw, Poland, Hubert Hurkacz is the current Polish number 1 and ranked 16 by the ATP.
In 2019, he won his first ATP title in Winston-Salem defeating Frenchman Benoit Paire in the final.
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Earlier this year, Hubert Hurkacz won the 2021 Miami Open, becoming the first Polish player to win an ATP Masters singles title.
Hubert Hurkacz still has a long career ahead of him. He continues to improve and reaching this year’s quarter-finals at Wimbledon represents his best performance at a Grand Slam event to date.
Who is Hubert Hurkacz’ coach?
Hubert Hurkacz’ coach is US-born Craig Boynton.
As coaches go, Craig can be considered a veteran. He has been a tennis coach since 1993, trained multiple winners and is a USTA international coach.
Prior to coaching Hubert Hurkacz, Craig has coached the likes of Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, and John Isner. Jim Courier is a former world number 1 and John Isner a former US number 1.
Boynton enjoys coaching Hurkacz because he admires his professionalism, work ethic and dedication to the sport.
Speaking about Hurkacz, he said: “The work and improvements here and there are great, but his willingness to want to come back the next day after something bad happens with a good attitude and that he is willing to work and willing to be coached, that is what I admire the most.”
Boynton also compared Hurkacz to Britain’s Andy Murray.
When asked about the comparison Boynton stated: “People have said he kind of mirrors Andy Murray, with a similar routine on returns, a little bit of a similar backhand. He’s a little taller than Andy. Andy’s movement was phenomenal. But Hubi’s a very good athlete too.”