Poland ATP Cup team hoping Hubert Hurkacz leads them to title

World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz is looking forward to playing at the ATP Cup as he hopes Poland will clinch a notable result.

Hurkacz won each of his three matches at the 2020 ATP Cup but the rest of the team didn’t deliver. 

“It’s great to be here with the whole team,” said Hurkacz, per the ATP Cup website. “I mean, it’s so much fun. All of us bring, I think, great energy, and we will definitely enjoy it here and, hopefully, we’ll get many wins.”

The Poland ATP Cup team arrived to Sydney on December 26 and they have had a couple of days of good practice.  

“The guys came on 26 December, so they have already had a few good days of practice,” Polish captain Marcin Matkowski said. “We played two years ago, and we have great experience and great memories from that. We played three very close matches.

“This year, we came [to Sydney] with the thought of having better results. [It] won’t be easy, but we are confident if we are playing our best we can win [this time].”

Poland will rely on Hurkacz to lead them 

Poland will also be represented by Kamil Majchrzak, Kacper Zuk, Jan Zielinski and Szymon Walkow,

“I think we bring a much more experienced team. Hubert said he’s playing better doubles, which obviously he is, his results show that. Besides him we have Jan and Szymon, who can help us a lot in doubles. I feel very strongly about our doubles position,” Matkowski added. 

“If it’s not 2-0, [but] 1-1, I think we have a very good chance of winning a tie whoever goes on court. We are confident we can learn from our experience two years ago and obviously… it’s not a problem for Hubert to play if he’s needed in two matches.

“Obviously, from experience, I know in Australia that the fans like doubles. They always support doubles players… [and] with the ATP Cup format, doubles usually is the match that decides the tie.”