World No. 13 Hubert Hurkacz insisted he didn't have an easy job against Peter Gojowczyk though he claimed a straight-set win over the German. Hurkacz, seeded at No. 1 in the Metz main draw, handed a 6-4 7-6 (4) loss to world No.
101 Gojowczyk to reach the Metz final. “Peter played a really great match,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview. “He was super tough to play against, so I am proud of myself that I managed my emotions and played a good tie-breaker.
I was trying to keep holding serve to stay in the second set and ended up taking the set in the tie-breaker”. Hurkacz also thanked the fans following his win. “I think I played a couple of really good points in important moments, so that was good from my side,” Hurkacz added.
“The atmosphere was amazing today. Thanks to the [music] group. They were really amazing and made it great and the fans enjoyed it”.
Hurkacz escaped with a straight-set win
Hurkacz saved a break point in the first and third game, before failing to realize a break point in the fourth and eighth game.
However, Hurkacz claimed his first break of the match in the 10th game to win a tight opener. Hurkacz found himself down by an early break in the second set but recovered and even had two match points in the 12th game but failed to realize.
Failing to convert any of his two match points in the 12th game didn't affect Hurkacz, who realized his fourth match point in the tie-break to book a straight-set win. A round earlier, Hurkacz beat three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray.
“Andy is an unbelievable competitor, he has achieved so much throughout his career,” Hurkacz said after the Murray win. “He is coming back from a tough injury and playing at a very high level, so he is amazing and you can be inspired by his results."