Hubert Hurkacz reacts to ousting Daniil Medvedev in Halle final

Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz was super thrilled after upsetting Daniil Medvedev in the Halle final as he noted it was special to finally win his first title on grass. 

Hurkacz, 25, delivered a strong performance in the Halle final, ousting top-seeded Medvedev 6-1 6-4. 

Hurkacz is now a five-time ATP champion. 

“I’m super excited, I’ve been waiting a little bit for my first [title] this year,” said Hurkacz in his on-court interview, as quoted on the ATP website. “I’m happy to win my first ATP 500 title and of course, on the grass it is very special. I was serving pretty good today and got a little bit of momentum from the first game. I saved a couple of deuces on my service game and then I managed to break Daniil’s serve so I definitely got a little bit of momentum. I’m very happy with the win in front of such a great crowd here.”

Hurkacz calls Medvedev an ‘unbelievable player’

Hurkacz got off to an outstanding start to the match as he opened an early 5-0 lead. 

Medvedev finally got on the board in the sixth game but it didn’t change much as Hurkacz served out for the first set in the seventh game. 

After easily winning the first set, Hurkacz broke Medvedev in the opening game of the second set and then held on to his serve the rest of the match to clinch a straight-set win.

“Daniil is an unbelievable player,” said Hurkacz. “He’s the best player in the world so it’s very tricky to play him. All the right shots went my way at the beginning, so I definitely gained a lot of momentum from that.”

Hurkacz will now take a week off and return to action at Wimbledon. 

After a first round exit in Stuttgart, Hurkacz played much better in Halle and clinched his first title of the year.