Denis Shapovalov, World No.11 and the 6th seed at the 2021 Miami Open will be up against Hubert Huckacz, the World No. 37 and the 26th seed.
- Date: 29th March 2021
- Tournament: Miami Open
- Fixture: Denis Shapovalov vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Round: Third Round
- Venue: Miami, Open
- Category: ATP 1000
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $40,000
Denis Shapovalov vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Preview
Denis Shapovalov has made a positive start to his 2021 campaign, improving his run with every tournament. He is however yet to reach a final in 2021, with his semi-final appearance at the Dubai Open. Shapovalov had a first-round bye at the Miami Open and won in 3 sets after dropping the first, to set this 3rd round clash with Hurkacz.
Hurkacz made a strong start to 2021, winning the 2021 Delray Beach Open but has since not reached another semi-final this year. Hurbert also had a first-round bye and won in straight sets in his second round to meet Shapovalov who knocked him out at the Dubai Open this year.
Denis Shapovalov vs Hubert Hurkacz: Head to Head
Denis Shapovalov and Hubert Hurkacz have previously met on 3 occasions, twice in 2019(won by Hurkacz) and once in 2021 which was won by Shapovalov. All these meetings have been on hard courts. Hurkacz currently leads the head-to-head tie 2-1.
Denis Shapovalov vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Prediction
With a recent meeting just have taken place, both the players would be smart about their strategy coming into this tie. Shapovalov is yet to reach a final but has been consistent with his performances as opposed to Hurkacz who won a title in January but since then has struggled to match his title-winning performances.
Whatever, be the result of the game, the fans are in for a very exciting clash.
Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win the match in 3 sets.