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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday November 5, 2021

 
Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz edged James Duckworth in three sets in Paris to secure his spot at this year's ATP Finals.

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Hubert Hurkacz has been on the rise since the beginning of the season and on Friday in Paris the Pole was rewarded for a breakout campaign by qualifying for this year’s Nitto ATP Finals in Turin on the strength of a 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5 victory over Australia’s James Duckworth.

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The 24-year-old World No.10 becomes the second Polish player to qualify for the ATP Finals (and first since 1976) and rounds out the eight-player field for the event, which is set to take place from Nov 14-21.

"It feels incredible," said Hurkacz. "Obviously, going to Turin is a dream. Growing up as a kid, seeing all those top guys playing in the Finals, it’s inspiring. Now being among them, it’s very special because it’s just eight spots there, so it’s not that easy to get there."

It has been an incredible season for the Pole, who won his first Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open in April and also reached the Wimbledon semifinals this summer. Recently, Hurkacz became the first Polish male to reach the Top-10 since Wojtek Fibak in 1977.

Hurkacz improves to 36-19 on the season with his win and awaits the winner of Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinal with Taylor Fritz in the semifinals.


Race to Turin Results

Here are the eight players that are set to compete at this year’s ATP Finals, which will take place in Turin for the first time.

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Daniil Medvedev
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
5. Andrey Rublev
6. Matteo Berrettini
7. Hubert Hurkacz
8. Casper Ruud

The field includes players from seven different countries, with Russia the only nation with multiple qualifiers.

 

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