Christian Harrison vs. Hubert Hurkacz - 2021 Delray Beach Open Semi-Final
Tuesday, January 12 2020
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Hubert Hurkacz meets Christian Harrison in the semifinals of the 2021 Delray Beach Open on Tuesday, January 12th 2020 in what is going to be a very interesting encounter. Will local player, Christian Harrison, be able to cause another upset here or will Hubert Hurkacz be able to stop the American's momentum?
Christian Harrison has had a superb tournament here in Delray Beach, making his first ATP Tour semifinal and beating strong players such as Cristian Garin and Gianluca Mager throughout the tournament. Harrison beat Mager in the quarterfinals in straight sets 7-6/6-4. Harrison should not even be here, but luck and a good draw has been on his side, enabling him to make somewhat of a name for himself outside of the challenger tour, which is where he usually competes. Harrison is ranked 789 in the world and he will definitely be rising higher once the rankings refresh next week, but will he be able to rank even higher by making the final here in Delray Beach?
Hubert Hurkacz has been cruising through all his matches here in Delray Beach, not losing a single set and looking on top of his game straight from the start of his 2021 season. Hurkacz knows that if he is on top of his game in the semifinals, he can definitely make it to the final and even win the tournament. Hurkacz has a strong game as he is tall, has a big and accurate serve, but is also able to move quickly around the court unlike other tall players.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and I believe that it is time for Harrison's run to come to an end. Harrison has had a lucky draw, playing clay-courters who were trying to get their feet on a hard court for the first time in a while, whilst he has played a lot as of recent. However, Harrison meets someone who loves to play on hard-courts in Hurkacz, and I believe Hurkacz' serve, speed, and experience will allow him to make the final here at the Delray Beach Open.