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Hubert Hurkacz is a fan of Indian and Thai food.

The Tour - Food Court: Indian Food & Pad Thai On The Menu For Hurkacz

Polish star on his ‘speciality’ pasta and love for Asian cuisine

In 2021 Hubert Hurkacz sizzled at the Miami Open presented by Itau, powering his way to a maiden ATP Masters 1000 title. The World No. 10 is a little less used to warming things up in the kitchen, admitting his life as a professional tennis player means he rarely has time to work on his culinary skills.

The Pole nonetheless enjoys a wide array of cuisine and in this edition of The Tour - Food Court, ATPTour.com caught up with Hurkacz to grill him on a few of his favourites.

You’re having friends and family round for dinner, what would you be cooking for them?
I think pasta because that’s basically the only thing I can cook!

Any special sauce with it?
Probably some tomato sauce, pretty simple.

How would you rate your cooking skills? Are they OK or do you need to improve a little bit?
If I spent a little bit more time, I could be pretty decent, but for now pretty terrible.

What is your go-to meal the night before a match? What do you like to eat the most?
I enjoy Indian food actually. Thai food is great as well.

A special Indian meal in particular?
I like the eggplant dish a lot, so I usually take this one.

What is the last thing you would eat before going out to play a match?
Probably some rice with vegetables, that would be a thing I would eat before a match.

If you had the luxury of knowing exactly what time you would be playing, how far in advance would you eat it?
Probably two, or two and a half hours before the match.

During a match, what might you eat?
Probably a banana, dates… those are probably the things I would eat during a match.

What are the healthiest things you do like to include in your diet?
A lot of veggies, I like veggies as well, so I like to include them.

If you were going to a restaurant, what would be something that you would commonly order for dinner?
Commonly I… I like Pad Thai as well, the Thai food, so I enjoy this one.