TennisSection previews the 2021 Moselle Open as Hubert Hurkacz (1) takes on Peter Gojowczyk in the Semi-Finals on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.
Will Hubert Hurkacz move on? Will Peter Gojowczyk cause the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have the favorite to win the title facing a hard test. Who will move on to the finals at the 2021 Moselle Open?
Hubert Hurkacz has been playing great tennis, taking out Andy Murray in a straightforward fashion to set up this meeting with Peter Gojowczyk. Gojowczyk has also been playing some of the best tennis of his life, making the fourth round at the US Open and now the semifinals here. While Hurkacz is the heavy favorite, and I do think he can get it done in straights, I don’t think it will be easy. Gojowczyk plays an interesting game, and if Hurkacz can deal with it well, then I think he’ll be in great position to lift the title, however, I think Hurkacz will struggle, especially on return, Gojowczyk has solid groundstrokes and a pretty good serve too, he will try to run Hurkacz around the court a lot, as he has been doing all week, and Hurkacz is not the best mover on the ATP Tour, so it’ll be interesting to see if Hurkacz can adjust and take him out to advance to the final at the 2021 Moselle Open.
Peter Gojowczyk got through a tough one to set up this match with the number one seed in Hubert Hurkacz. He took out Marcos Giron after dropping the first set, winning 86% of points off his first serve and converting on 4/8 break points. While those stats are good, he also only made 55% of his first serves, he will have to do more than that to take out Hurkacz. Hurkacz has been playing aggressive tennis, and I am sure that Hurkacz is going to try to really attack Gojowczyk and throw him off his game. In order to defend against that, he’ll have to try and make a lot more first serves, and that’s about all he can do. That’s why the task of taking out Hurkacz will be so hard for him, however, he has a chance and I definitely expect the sets to be competitive. Let’s see if he can challenge Hurkacz for a spot in the final at the 2021 Moselle Open.
Hubert Hurkacz and Peter Gojowczyk have met once before, with Hubert Hurkacz leading the head to head 1-0. Their one and only meeting was at the 2020 US Open, with Hurkacz winning in straight sets. While a lot has changed since then for both players in the positive direction, Hurkacz is ranked much higher and is in much better form at the moment. I expect Hurkacz to put on an exhibition of power and accuracy, and I think this will be a nice test for him. He’s been serving great, and I expect him to back it up well with his very solid game, as he looks to be in the final of the 2021 Moselle Open.
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