Hubert Hurkacz put his big serve to work, but it wasn’t enough on Sunday as he lost in the final of an ATP Tour event for the first time in six tries.
Unseeded Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta proved more consistent from the baseline as he beat eighth seed Poland 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the final of the National Bank Open Tennis. We made the most of the occasional attack on the net. Championship at the IGA Stadium.
Carreno Busta did not match Hurkatz’s serving power, but his serving was more consistent throughout the week. It was his fourth time that Carreño’s Busta was broken in the entire tournament when Furkachu broke serve in the first set to take a 4-2 lead, and it was the match where he scored a break point. never faced a
Furkachu had 18 aces on Sunday, and the Spaniard had four aces but faced three break points and lost them all.
After dropping the first set, Carreno Busta broke Furukatsu in the second to take a 2-0 lead.
“I don’t know if he was tired or not, but when he broke in the second set, he was more confident,” Carreno Busta said. “Yeah, I feel like I can win this match. After that, I think I was positive again.I tried to keep going.It was very important.After the break in the third set, I continued to serve well and play aggressively.In the end, we won the match. I took another break for it, but I was ready to serve even if it was 5-4.”
“Pablo played a good game and I didn’t hit my first serve,” Furkaz said. “It’s the little things that make the big difference. First he can’t serve and Pablo is under a lot of pressure when he plays some good returns.”
Carreño Busta is no stranger to playing from the baseline, but he scored 13 of 16 points at net with an 81% shooting percentage.
Hurkacz’s factor may have been fatigue. All five of his singles matches saw him finish in three sets, and he also reached the semi-finals in doubles, finishing at 1:39 am on Sunday.
“I was feeling good, but it was definitely a busy week,” he said. But we did the best we could this week, so I’m happy with that.”
This was Carreno Busta’s first Masters 1000 title. He earned his US$915,295 and moved the ATP rankings from his 23rd to his 14th. He became the first unseeded player to win the Canadian Open title since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas defeated Andy Roddick in 2002. He won $488,830.
In the doubles final, the third-seeded team of Dutchman Wesley Kohlhoff and Great Britain’s Neil Skupski defeated Britain’s Daniel Evans and Australia’s John Pears 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 for the sixth time this year. won the title. They split $288,820.
Earlier on Sunday, tournament director Eugène Lapierre announced that the event set another attendance record for a week-long tournament that drew 237,158 spectators. This is about 12,000 more than the previous mark set in 2019. Rain interrupted play earlier in the week, but no tournament had to issue a rain check for next year’s tournament, and interest was high despite the loss of the top three seeds. Until now. their first match.
Toronto had the largest number of attendees at the women’s event, but the total was less than 150,000.
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