35th ranked Polish international, Hubert Hurkacz and 293rd ranked Roberto Quiroz are set to battle it out in the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open in Florida. The two have gone past their opponents in the Round of 16 clash with relative ease, toppling them in straight sets and fixing an encounter for the first time in their careers.
- Date: 12th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Hubert Hurkacz vs Roberto Quiroz
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Quarter-finals
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Hubert Hurkacz vs Roberto Quiroz: Match Preview
Hurkacz started his season at the 2021 Delray Beach Open where he is seeded 4th. At the 2020 ATP Cup Hurkacz defeated a trio of higher-ranked opponents: Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman and Borna Coric. Hubert reached his maiden doubles final at the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters with partner Felix Auger-Aliassime. They defeated US Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in the final.
Quiroz is pretty much unknown on the men’s tour with an ATP ranking outside of the top 200. He hardly had any matches played in the 2020 season; his last match was against compatriot, Emilio Gomez at the Campinas, Brazil tournament which he lost.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Roberto Quiroz: Head to head
The two players will square off for the first time in the quarter-finals of Delray Beach Open in Florida, The match is scheduled to take place tomorrow, January 12th.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Roberto Quiroz: Match Prediction
Hurkacz is a big-hitter, which is no surprise given that he stands 6’5”. He is an effective server and can hit powerfully from both his forehand and backhand. But, like many of the tour’s more powerful players, consistency is an issue. All in all, he is an excellent, versatile player who can attack, accelerate and defend.
Quiroz is also tall with a height of 6’4” and did not face any difficulty come into the quarter-finals of the Florida tournament. Having a similar run of matches, neither of them will want to waste the opportunity of getting the win.
Match Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz in three sets.