In an interview to Sport.pl the seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe commented on Hubert Hurkacz's potential. The American former player said: "I am looking at Hubert. I see that this guy ultimately decided to attack.
He is a great talent, he is still developing. He is an uncomfortable opponent. I saw his match against Novak at Wimbledon. In the first two sets he was great, he played at Djokovic's level. But if you want to achieve big things, you have to be able to stay at this level for a much longer time, not for two sets."
How can Hurkacz make it? "He is a natural player, he is tall, he knows how to make life difficult to his opponents and now he has to use his height better and develop the things that still make him lose. He is very fit despite he is 196 centimeters tall.
He knows he has the potential to achieve a lot in the next years. I can already see him reaching a Grand Slam semifinal. It's possible. And it can be even better. He only needs to keep forward every day, he always has to be hungry.
It's the only way to go. I think he will join the biggest players in the next two years." Hurkacz's run in New York has already ended as he lost to the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a five-set first round match on Monday.