Hubert Hurkacz: Roger Federer is an amazing person: you can learn a lot from him



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Hubert Hurkacz: Roger Federer is an amazing person: you can learn a lot from him

World No. 29 Hubert Hurkacz says Roger Federer is an amazing person and one can learn a lot from him. The 23 year old Polish ATP star spoke about his admiration for the 20 time Grand Slam champion in an interview to the Essentially Sports website.

"Yeah, I mean Roger is an amazing person. The way he plays is pretty unbelievable. So the way he hits the ball and the shots he selects, it’s tough to implement the things he does on court. But obviously you can learn from him a lot”.

One of Hurkacz's biggest results came last year at Wimbledon where he reached the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career and took World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to four sets. “Yeah, I mean that’s really something nice.

I mean winning the first title motivates me to win bigger ones and gives me confidence that I’ve already won it and if I improve some things I can do even better and also it’s nice to inspire other people, especially from my country to play tennis as it’s a really great game.

And yeah, hopefully have a better rate of success than me”. "I love playing on the bigger stage. So like I enjoyed, even more, when I play against top seeds. Hopefully in the future it will happen later in the draw and not in the beginning.

So I was dreaming about keep playing tennis, to play on the biggest stage in front of the biggest crowds”. Hurkacz also says that he hopes the dominance of the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will come to an end soon.

“I hope it might be coming soon. Obviously, Rafa, Novak and Roger, they have like unbelievable achievements winning all those grand slams in the last years but I mean the young players are not as experienced as they are but they are trying to improve their game to maybe start stealing the titles from them."