Hubert Hurkacz lost to the world’s no. 4 Roger Federer 0:2 (4:6, 4:6) in the quarterfinal match of the ATP 1000 tournament in Indian Wells.
Despite the skill difference, let alone the experience gap between the two players, the Polish underdog put up the fight, being close to breaking his renowned rival on several occasions.
Overall, Hurkacz may count the event in the US among his successes. He managed to eliminate Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov, two significantly higher ranked tennis players.
After the promising Indian Wells campaign, Hubert Hurkacz is expected to move up the ATP ranking, and the future looks bright for him.
In his exceptional sports career, Federer has won as many as 100 ATP tournaments. Now, following his advance to the semi-final, he is onward to open another centenary of major victories.