Hurkacz Makes Top 20 Debut, Mover Of Week
No. 16 Hubert Hurkacz, +21 (Career High)
Hurkacz became the first Polish man to lift an ATP Masters 1000 singles title at the Miami Open presented by Itau. The 24-year-old, whose previous best Masters 1000 result was a quarter-final run at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, defeated five consecutive seeded opponents from the third round to collect the biggest title of his career.
Hurkacz overcame Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic to reach the quarter-finals, before stunning Top 4 seeds Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev to advance to the championship match. The Pole needed one hour and 45 minutes to overcome #NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner in the final and capture his second trophy of the season. Hurkacz’s run extended his unbeaten record in Florida this season to 10-0, following his triumph at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com in January. Read & Watch Highlights.
No. 23 Jannik Sinner, +8 (Career High)
On his tournament debut in Miami, Sinner battled his way through to his maiden Masters 1000 final. The 19-year-old survived three-set encounters against Karen Khachanov and Roberto Bautista Agut to reach his second championship match of 2021. The Great Ocean Road Open champion, who owns a 14-5 record this season, became only the fourth teenager to reach the Miami final in the tournament’s 36-year history. The previous three teenage Miami finalists — Andre Agassi (1990), Rafael Nadal (2005) and Novak Djokovic (2007) — all reached the No. 1 position in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
No. 65 Sebastian Korda, +22 (Career High)
Korda claimed the two biggest wins of his career to reach his first Masters 1000 quarter-final in Miami. The Delray Beach runner-up continued his fine run of 2021 form in his home state with his first Top 20 win against Fabio Fognini and soon claimed his maiden Top 10 victory against Diego Schwartzman in the Round of 16. The #NextGenATP American is the first player from his country to reach 10 wins on the ATP Tour this season.
No. 75 Emil Ruusuvuori, +8 (Career High)
In just his second Masters 1000 appearance, the 22-year-old survived three consecutive deciding sets in Miami. Ruusuvuori overcame #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, third seed Alexander Zverev and Mikael Ymer, before Sinner ended his run in the Round of 16.