Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz has labeled Novak Djokovic as the "most impressive player." Djokovic, 34, broke several records this year and further established himself in the greatest of all time talk. Djokovic won the first three Grand Slams of this season to tie Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
Also, Djokovic broke the all-time Masters record, passed Federer for most weeks spent as No. 1 and clinched a record seventh year-end No. 1 ranking. Hurkacz was asked in his interview with ELLE Man about the most impressive player.
"Novak Djokovic. How he has been at the top for so many years," Hurkacz said.
Hurkacz named Iga Swiatek as his 'dream mixed doubles partner'
Recently, Hurkacz said seeing Swiatek win the 2020 French Open title was inspiring to him.
"It would be nice to win a Grand Slam someday. Iga’s [Swiatek] victory at Roland Garros last year was definitely an inspiration for me. It was something amazing," Hurkacz said, per Tennishead. “She showed us all that someone from Poland can achieve such fantastic success and it was incredibly motivating for me to witness how much her achievement meant to everyone back at home.
“With my results, I really hope I can inspire people too – especially now that I am within the ATP’s top 10. That was definitely my dream and it would be fun to stay there for many, many years." Meanwhile, former Polish tennis star Wojtek Fibak said Poland has "two diamonds" in Hurkacz and Swiatek.
"We have these two diamonds. It’s like one in a million at the same time,” Fibak told the ATP website. “There are not that many countries with a man and woman [at this level]. You have Nadal and Muguruza [in Spain], Tsitsipas and Sakkari [in Greece].
It’s amazing… It’s unique, it’s a blessing. After I finished playing, no Polish player played at Wimbledon for 20 years. Twenty years! After [Agnieszka] Radwanska retired, boom, they came!”