In an interview to Sdna Hubert Hurkacz spoke about his Davis Cup first match that he won over on Wednesday. Hurkacz said: "At the start it was not easy, I expected to play a bit better. I thank the fans who were here today.
I am happy for our win." About his next match against Tsitsipas, Hurkacz added: "Stefanos is a great player, he had a great season. I am looking forward to competing. The last time we faced each other I beat him so I am confident.
Of course, the crowd will be on Stefanos's side but there were Polish fans too." Hurkacz finally admitted that Daniil Medvedev getting closer to beat Rafael Nadal in the US Open final backs the next generations to do better.
"We are getting closer to the biggest guys, the new generation is starting to improve his level. I am happy for Daniil, he did a great job and reaching the final in New York was an enormous success." Tsitsipas said: "I feel great because I do not just represent myself in Davis Cup but also a country.
I am surrounded by very good guys. The energy is different and it seems the crowd enjoys it." On how he draws motivation back, Tsitsipas concluded: "The thing is I remember achieving my career-high of 5 in the world.
I was really excited when I saw that No. 5 and my name next to it. Then I realized that coming -- in order to stay up there, I have to be very, very consistent during semifinals, finals, winning titles, and I don't know why that got in my brain a little bit."