Hubert Hurkacz, winner of the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai (second 1000 event achieved in his career) is the tennis player who shot the most aces during the eason: 1031. This is a number that exceeds Taylor Fritz of 339 aces!
In fact, the American tennis player is in second place, behind Hurkacz. In my opinion, these are impressive figures for the 26-year-old Pole, who managed to end the season in the top 10 for the second time in his career. Hurkacz ended the season at the ATP Finals, as a reserve, replacing Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third match of the group, due to an injury that prevented the Greek from continuing the tournament.
The number 9 in the ranking put Novak Djokovic in serious difficulty, taking him to the third set. However, his performance was positive: "Obviously playing against Novak is difficult. He is, yes, the best player around. It's not easy!" On Tsitsipas' retirement, the Pole was quite diplomatic: "Well, I think, from what I heard, the doctors said that he would be able to play.
Yeah, I mean, obviously the eight guys deserve to be there. He thought he was capable of playing the match and trying to win it, but something happened at the beginning and he couldn't continue. It's a shame for both of us, because he wouldn't have wanted to play three games if he had known.
Then obviously I would have liked to play the match, so I'm sorry."
Data, records, numebers and stats: what a season!
The season is now coming to an end. The Davis Cup, the last major commitment of the year for the tennis players involved in it, will kick off their well-deserved holidays.
For many players it is already time to rest after a season full of commitments and fatigue. And it is precisely in this period that we at Tennis World USA do a recap of what was the tennis year by analyzing the most interesting data, records and statistics of the season, such as that of Hurkacz.