in Metz, Hurkacz faces intractable Rinderknech

Defending champion, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (10th at the ATP) was intractable to quickly beat (1h07) the French Arthur Rinderknech (88th) in two sets (6-3, 6-2), Friday during the second quarter of final of the ATP 250 tournament in Metz. Despite his ten aces (against twelve to his opponent), the Habs, who had nevertheless eliminated the seeded number 5, the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (36th) on Thursday, did not weigh very heavily against the new favorite of the Moselle Open after the elimination of Russian Daniil Medvedev as soon as he entered lice on Thursday.

Hurkacz took Rinderknech’s serve three times during the game and only had one break point to save to win without shaking in just over an hour (6-3, 6-2). In the semi-final on Saturday, Hurkacz will face Italian Lorenzo Sonego (65th at ATP), winner (6-4, 6-4) of American Sebastian Korda (49th) in the first quarter.

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