TennisSection previews the 2022 Vienna Open as Hubert Hurkacz takes on Borna Coric in the quarterfinals on Friday, October 28th, 2022.
Will Hubert Hurkacz get the win? Will Borna Coric pull off the upset? This will be a fascinating one, where we have the highest seed left in the bottom half of the draw taking on a very tough opponent. Who will triumph and move through to the semifinals at the 2022 Vienna Open?
Hubert Hurkacz took down Emil Ruusuvuori in 3 tough sets, a win where he should have played more dominantly, but ultimately was impressive in that he held tough to clinch it in 3. As he faces Borna Coric, he’ll know that this will be a very difficult match, especially if Coric serves well. However, Hurkacz is superior on a quicker court like this and has the ability to play more aggressively in the right moments, making me think he’ll be ready to take on this challenge here at the 2022 Vienna Open.
Borna Coric took down 2nd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a 3rd set tiebreaker, a 3rd win in a row for him over the Greek. Despite the big name upset, Coric generally has good success over Tsitsipas, never losing a complete match to him. I wasn’t overly impressed by his serving which was such a feature of his win in Cincinnati a couple months ago. If he doesn’t raise that aspect of his game, he may just run out of luck as he looks to pull off back to back upsets en route to the semifinals of the 2022 Vienna Open.
Hubert Hurkacz and Borna Coric have met twice before, with the head to head being tied at 1-1. They haven’t played in almost 2 years, with Coric’s hiatus from the game and Hurkacz’s more recent rise to the top, it’s a difficult matchup to analyze. However, Hurkacz’s massive serving and first strike tennis will play a big role in this quarterfinal, and I suspect Hurkacz will meet expectations here even if he has to come through a tough battle to book his spot in the last 4 at the 2022 Vienna Open.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Hubert Hurkacz in 3 Sets.
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