Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Hubert Hurkacz
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
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Green tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas has continued his impressive run by making the third round of the 2019 ATP Shanghai Masters in China. Stefanos Tsitsipas will now play against Hubert Hurkacz from Poland for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Hubert Hurkacz caused an upset in the previous round as he eliminated Gael Monfils by winning in straight sets. During the win, Hurkacz impressed with his receiving as the Polish player won 79% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. It has been a modest Asian season for Hubert Hurkacz as he had not won a match prior to the start of the Shanghai Masters. This is expected to be a tough outing for Hubert Hurkacz as he is playing against a top 10 player.
Looking at Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Greek superstar has been outstanding over the past few weeks having finished second at the China Open in Beijing. It was a good start to the tournament for Stefanos Tsitsipas as he won his previous match in straight sets. The serving was very strong by Tsitsipas as he won 92% of his service games. This has been a big season for Stefanos Tsitsipas as he has established himself as an elite player. The Shanghai Masters is a big tournament for Tsitsipas as it could allow the Greek superstar to secure qualification to the ATP Finals.
Hubert Hurkacz and Stefanos Tsitsipas have played each other 4 times in the past. Hubert Hurkacz has won once while Stefanos Tsitsipas has won on 3 occasions.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Stefanos Tsitsipas to win this match. Hubert Hurkacz has not looked good over the past week and I don’t see him having confidence or momentum to compete with Tsitsipas. Stefanos Tsitsipas seems to be playing on a different level and I see him beating Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.